Do we call this NuGarage? On “Burnfire,” Slovenian DJ/producer Umek blends two step and speed garage for a modern, bouncy take on two urban dance music styles. It sounds both classic and current at the same time. With those gated, stuttered vocal effects, it’s as if they are channelling an Armand Van Helden remix of Artful Dodger from 1997. Jay Colin’s toasting goes in a ragga/dancehall direction which fits perfectly with the track. “Burnfire” is quite a brilliant and fun track, and it stands out for being both really well-produced and sounding different than everything else that is out there right now.
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