Bristolian collective Dr Meaker have picked up love from the likes of (Glastonbury festival legend) Michael Eavis, Huw Stevens, Zane Lowe, Mistajam, Annie Mac, Friction, Trevor Nelson, Toddla T and Rob Da Bank, so when they choose Sludge for the first of a series of hard-hitting singles in the build up to their next album, you know it's time to pin your ears to the bassbins.
Lead track Shak Out sees Meaker inviting The Astroid Boys and Joe Peng onto the mic for a skanking electro-dub anthem that smoothly combines old skool and new skool sensibilities. The release also includes instrumental and "clean" versions of a track that's sure to pick up plenty of radio airplay.
Next up AA-side No Money, No Jobs is a no-nonsense, punky,
attitude-heavy smackdown of a dancehall anthem for the lost
generation, a barrage of brassy bass and frenetic beats that pays
tribute to the poverty stricken yet endlessly enthusiastic 2012 raver crew. David Cameron should probably steer clear of hugging this particular hoodie.
Dr Meaker describe themselves as "The New Bristol Bass Music" and this is the sound of dubstep infused with unmistakable west country brio: music with impressive soulful swagger and bounce from a city that has perhaps made more of an impact on dance music than any other in the UK outside London. Sludge is delighted to have them on board.
Check out the offical video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U5ROQEpwR8