March 19th sees Doncaster-based duo Mista Men present their second EP release with 'Greenmoney Recordings' after their recent collaboration with Detboi on 'Sanctuary of Love'. Purveyors of everything from house to grime, Mista Men's open-minded approach has made them one of bass music's most versatile acts; genre-blurring is one thing but its the duo's complete genre switch-ups that set them apart and their latest offering, the 'Cardiac Arrest' EP is a testament to such.
Title track 'Cardiac Arrest' is a wonderful, bass-laden funky track in a similar mould to some of Champion's recent releases although an injection of Swamp-esque bass kicks gives the track an entirely different (but equally good) feel. Second track 'Babycham' is a gloriously nostalgic disco-house tribute that's been given a slick 2012 makeover - think Whigfield meets Boddika. Rounding off the EP is 'Daylight Robbery', an excellent, skippy hip-hop influenced number, its pace once again dictated by a cultured bass line that runs consistent throughout all 3 tracks.
All in all, 'Cardiac Arrest' serves as yet another excellent release that further cements Mista Men's reputation as one of bass music's most unique and exciting acts. Genuinely the best music I've heard in 2012 thus far.
Mista Men - Cardiac Arrest Ep Sampler Forthcoming Greenmoney 19th March by Mista Men