Classy, modern UK garage that's all about groove.
The combination of 2-step and minimal can often result in overly clever percussion that sacrifices groove. It's a trap ADMNTi's "Puddy Muddle" and R. Kitt's "With Somebody" avoid with simple, direct rhythms. These contributions balance sly steppers from GLOCKTA and Jack Michael on the B-side. Michael caters to the appetite for contemporary 2-step permutations on "The Edition," while GLOCKTA retains garage's tuff attitude with a big detuned bassline that underpins rudeboy MC chatter. He also unexpectedly hems those sounds to a four-on-the-floor kick after the first breakdown. Risks like this make Club Culture Vol. 2 a remarkable release in the increasingly crowded field of contemporary UK garage variations.