Mukiyare – Bad Habit / Mental Jazz
£1.00 – £2.25
Cat: INFORM 021
Released: 22 February 2016
For INFORM021 we’ve called upon the prodigious talents of the one they call Mukiyare to deliver two slices of liquid D&B heaven.
Hailing from beautiful and deadly Mexico City, Mukiyare has already garnered himself a slew of stellar releases on labels like Fokuz, Influenza, Soul Deep, Liquid Drops, Liquid Boppers, Soulridaz, and now Inform Records too.
Proceedings kick off in fine style with Bad Habit. It’s a smooth, pared down liquid funk roller that’s built around an infectious yet classic vocal hook and powered by simple, yet effective drums and bass, playfully interspersed with throwback pads and synth work that makes this track the very definition of jazzy D&B. Trust us here, it’s as much an effective DJ tool as it is a prime track for home listening.
The B side, Mental Jazz, is a very different creature. Where Bad Habit is laidback and soulful, Mental Jazz is much deeper and thoughtful. Yes, it’s still a liquid track, resplendent with all the hallmarks of, including subtle, cascading pianos and a simple bassline that accentuates, rather than dominates. However, it possesses a tentative thoughtfulness, making this an essential purchase for any fan of the genre and prime 4am listening material.
Since day one at Inform Records we’ve been committed to bringing our fans awesome liquid D&B time and time again and we’ve tried not to disappoint this time either. If you’re after a powerful, yet understated liquid D&B release then look no further: you found it.
With another producer in the stable and a whole tranche of wicked releases lined up for the year ahead, we’re very excited for the things to come so keep it locked for more of that liquid D&B excellence coming your way soon.