Shall Not Fade




Main Phase returns for a second full-length EP on Shall Not Fade’s hugely successful sublabel, the bass-oriented Time Is Now. The Copenhagen native is fresh from an appearance on Danish leftfield label Petrola 80 and can otherwise be found heading ATW records with another TIme Is Now regular, Interplanetary Criminal. He serves up a tasting menu of the most quintessential sounds in UKG across Buss It EP.

The title track is understated, sparse but tense using sparing Ragga vox that build to a crescendo, wobbling over into ‘Our Style’ - expect space age FX drawn out over mutant inflections in another textbook eyes down cut. Cheeky bassline garage energy is brought in ‘Creepin’, while teasing breaks and dirty south hip-hop in the vocals. Looking to the infamous early years of garage on the B-side, ‘Freaky’ channels those classic Ghost releases in its sub-heavy intent, spicy snare and catchy vocal hooks. The EP is closed out with the expansive, gut-wrenching wobbles of ‘Misdemeanour’, accentuated with a highly intricate two-step rhythm.