Veteran UK producer Dennis McFarlane (a.k.a. Dego, pictured above) is best known for pioneering the broken beat genre with his partner in 4hero, Mark Clair; now, the diverse artist has announced a three-song EP for his other project, 2000black. Featuring talented instrumentalist Keidi Tatham and musical director Akwasi, 2000black’s forthcoming Make It Hard EP is set to deliver a shuffling, soulful take on UK house, using laid-back drum & bass rhythms to drive the jazzy cuts forward. Tentatively set for a spring release via Rush Hour Music, preview snippets of the record’s three tracks can be heard below.

A1. Make It Hard
B1. Counter Attack
B2. Steady Jam