Artfully Dodged Edits

Unknown Artist
Fruity Edits

'' 2-stepping out of the shadowy streets of the UK is an Unknown Artist with an itchy trigger finger, serving up three of the juiciest garage edits you’ll hear all year on Cheeky Music Group sub-label Fruity Edits.

Found on an old hard drive amongst other dutty delights, the artist in question has released on Hypercolour Records and Dixon Avenue Basement Jams - gaining repute for their hair-raising riddims - but here the Unknown Artist throws it back to the early 00's with three cuts of nostalgic, fun UKG.

‘Africa’ kicks things off with a flurry of syncopated beats and peachy bass; the breakdown sheds an uplifting tear of joy before the dance-floor fizzes into a kinetic swarm of out n out energy. ‘Forgot About Dre’ is a certified classic, the interplay between Dre’s timeless vocals and the slinky UK garage backdrop hit the sweet-spot between old and new; energy reloaded.

The artist's rendition of JT’s ‘Cry Me A River’ is a clever blend of skippy drums and instantly recognisable nostalgia, using only astutely selected sounds and a double-dose of personality to create something simultaneously true to its origin but undeniably its own. ''