“Back 2 Bassics” doesn’t waste any time getting into the meat of its proposal: This is classic bassline house injected with a minor dose of wobbly garage that belongs squarely on the dancefloor. Off of DJ Q‘s forthcoming compilation, The Archive (we previewed it here), the jam throws R&B vocals through the London blender and parades them out across a shuffling beat which is anchored by an addictive, jaunty bassline that should bring a shit-eating grin to any early-aughts dance music head. It’s not surprising DJ Q, a BBC Radio 1 host and long-standing member of the UK DJ scene’s inner circle, would have this stockpile of garage and bassline tunes, but what is somewhat surprising is that the producer’s old work sounds as relevant today as it ever did.

Back 2 Bassics