NEW MUSIC // Artful – Could Just Be The Bassline
As I foreshadowed once upon a time,the resurgence of 2-step is beginning to bubble back into the popular stream with the likes of TRC,Royal T, Katy B,Jamie XX and Toddla T bringing “back” a nostalgic air – a decade on from the first wave. One such beatsmith who was heavily involved in that early UKG era was Artful a.k.a Mark Hill who was one half of the legendary duo Artful Dodger.
Following the accolade of four Ivor Novello awards and a no.1 LP in his previous double act, Artful is primed to release new single ‘Could Just Be The Bassline’ on his own imprint Workhouse Records. C.J.B.T.B is a sunkissed slice of soulful house which begins with tribal percussion and soon the rising soundscapes make way for cascading trademark strings and arpeggiated synthlines.
The track was co-written with the rising singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran (whose working overtime to restore the good faith of gingers after Maggie T all those years ago) and features close friend and fellow singer Kal Levelle.
Could Just Be The Bassline – Artful ft. Kal Levelle
Download the official Club Mix here.
Could Just Be The Bassline is out on August 15th. For more info, check out http://artful.dj/