MAIN PHASE - FWD Thinking
Your resident Dubplate Service Provider is back with the second round on ec2a’s 12” series, Original Pirate Material.
The follow up from the impressive sellout VA is surprisingly the first full EP to come curated by the Dr and who better to kick things off than the great Dane Main Phase. FWD Thinking Vol.2 is a no holds barred nod to the UK’s rich history in underground bass music. OG Label don Main Phase provides two signature Ragga 2-Stepers on the A with ‘Note To Society’ and ‘Run Dancehall’ - Heavy low end providing the bass layer and skips for the top shelf vocal samples.
On the flip we have two versions of title track FWD Thinking. Subtle grime keys burst through your tweeter on the 2001 version, whilst the 2006 rendition has Dubstep Warz written all over it - a seamless transition from that early noughties dark garage into straight up 140 of years later. Full circle flex.
MP rounds things off with Live & Direct, an up front Jungle juggernaut that screams skanking! Let’s hope that by the time this ones ready, we’re back in the dance doing just that