After a summer packed full of huge gigs and pretty tasty tracks, most notably their remix of breaks legends Shut Up & Dance's Cream, Afghan Headspin have been hard at work in the studio and it shows. Released this week on their own label Valium is the cheekily entitled Clump Tropicana (don't ask me why cos' I couldn't find a reference to Wham anywhere). The original is described by AH themselves as anti-genre and you can see why, with a beat structure that shifts between breaks and dubstep, a warbling bassline, accordian interludes and a cheeky little mute trumpet that'll have you giggling on the dancefloor.
On the flip west country veterans Ben & Lex show send down an epic bassline roller that has a real touch of class and still manages to use that accordian sample to good effect. Strong release.
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Ben and Lex - Afghan Headspin 'Clump Tropicana (Ben and Lex Remix)' - SoundCloud