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FACT Mix 328: Beneath

FACT Mix 328: Beneath

Playing tracks by

Mella Dee, Hagan, Beneath, Smoove Kriminal, Mellow Bee and more.

FACT mix 328 comes from Beneath, the hardest-hitting newcomer in the UK underground.

Whether it’s a reaction to things becoming a little too soft in the last 18 months is a debate for another day, but there’s a refreshing ruggedness to the UK’s dancefloors right now (see LHF, Slackk, Champion, Jook 10, Eastwood, Mistamen and Swing Ting). Perhaps more than anybody though, this shift seems to have been encapsulated by the success of Beneath.

Raised in Stoke, but now based in Sheffield, Ben Walker makes razor-sharp, brittle club music that feeds off a desire to “make something [that you'd] immediately know was from the UK”, with UK Funky and dubsteppers/former dubsteppers Digital Myztikz and Kode9 as immediate reference points. Beneath’s music might be house tempo, but more than anything it reminds us of the ruthless minimalism of early grime and dubstep: it’s lean, stripped-back music made for ciphers and the dancefloor, and there’s simply nothing harder out there right now.

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XXXY
XXXY

45:00 id?

XXXY
XXXY

no symbols, just music. purrrre

GuRo
GuRo

Relistened to this old gem of a mix tother day when going through my comp. Hopefully sentiments expressed http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/aug/29/cooly-g-ill-blu-uk-funky-lives-on?CMP=twt_gu will ring true. Long live UK Funky! :P

Dan Davison

jheeze

FUELOOP
FUELOOP

nice mix!

dBnative (Octave Prod)

Great great great! Beneath makes the sound i need right now, true badman.

Adel Zaptia

I like

Tracy Faulkner

DARKING IT UP WITH THIS MEATY SET..chewing on the bass BOOM....Respect...