George Fitzgerald recently started his own label, ManMakeMusic, to continue the artistic momentum of an excellent last couple of years. Releases on Hotflush and Aus Music have cemented George’s colourful, cinematic house/techno hybrids within the ever hard-to-define world of UK bass music. His stellar 2012 that brought us “Child’ (Aus) and “Don’t You” (Hotflush) has risen his stock to such an extent that ManMakeMusic has established itself very quickly. Its few releases have shown a slight sonic departure into the sounds of garage in addition to the house vibes he is known for, and contains snappy releases from the likes of Jack Dixon and Leon Vynehall. Despite releasing MMM001, George Fitzgerald has no clear intentions at a vanity label, instead procuring developed but under-the-radar talent for each release.
One of these talents is Trikk, the young Portuguese producer responsible for MMM003. “Jointly” in particular represents a rhythmically intricate, energetic warehouse tune. Trikk’s recent move to the UK is evident in a thumping bassline that recalls George Fitzgerald and Locked Groove’s work for Hotflush, whilst interacting with more continental styles of tech-house. In keeping with the labels ethos, Trikk is a young talent who has been snapped up with a view to the future.
George Fitzgerald – Child (Aus)
George Fitzgerald – Fernweh (ManMakeMusic)
Trikk – Jointly (ManMakeMusic)
Leon Vynehall – Gold Language (ManMakeMusic)