Saturday, 18 May 2013


Alongside solo endeavours for the likes of Butterz, Hyperdub and later on this year, Digital Soundboy, it's sometimes easy to forget that Champion fronts his own label too. Formula Records has been a consistent exponent of forward thinking, bass-heavy funky cuts since it's inception back in 2011 - mirroring the ethos Champion pursues within his own productions - but hasn't been afraid to introduce new talent along the way. The latest to step up to the plate is Jamie Hustle, whose 2-track 'Pleasure Dome' EP looks firmly to the dancefloor for inspiration.

Title-track Pleasure Dome is centered around a thumping 4x4 drum pattern, although only really starts to sing amidst the layers of dreamy, pitch-bent synths that combine to leave us with a weighty, genre-blurring club weapon. A great track. On the flip, 'One Objektive' incorporates vocals to get it's kicks alongside a slew of kicks and claps - it doesn't carry the same swagger as the EP's opener, but is still a great indicator as to Hustle's talents. 

The verdict? A promising debut and one that continues to mark out Formula as a hub for great home-grown bass talent. 

Out June 10th on 12'' / digital - you can preview 'Pleasure Dome' below:

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