The fourth release from Champion's lauded Formula Records stable comes courtesy of talented label protege, Notion. Having been a feature of Champion's sets for much of the year, the Digits EP has already done much of its all important groundwork and a recent guest mix slot on Royal T's Rinse show has only garnered further intrigue.
Hailing from Hereford, Notion is hotly tipped to follow Champion in joining the dots between funky and grime and does so on his debut outing emphatically. Bold, bolshy and brilliantly raucous, his sound is for one infectious, but immaculate in it's delivery. There is also a refreshing familiarity about the Digits EP in particular; each track seems to elevate funky you'd hear back in 2005 to new and spectacular heights.
Title-track Digits is a bass-laden, funky onslaught, full of energy and character and one that fans of the Butterz / Formula stables will have heard over the few months; It has also caught the attentions of Roska, Brackles and Marcus Nasty, all of whom have had it on heavy rotation on their respective shows. Second track 'Soundbwoy Killa' is another to have received extensive airplay and with good merit, combining an incredible bassline with subtle percussive elements to great effect, whilst final track 'Watch Here' reveals itself as a real club monster; for what it may lack in finesse it makes up for with sheer danceability. All in all, a cracking debut effort from one of 2012's most promising young producers.
Digits will be available both digitally and on 12'' vinyl from July 4th via Formula Records.
Formula Records: http://www.formularecords.com/