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ARTIST
Radio Slave
TITLE
Don't Stop No Sleep
LABEL
Rekids
CATALOGUE
REKIDS147
FORMAT
Digital
RELEASE DATE
    06/12/2019
TERRITORY
Worldwide
BARCODE
5060731222220
GENRE
ALL ARTISTS
DESCRIPTION

He's coaxed them from Kassem Mosse, Actress and Skudge in the past, and now he's done it with Matt Edwards, whose "Don't Stop No Sleep" has whipped up a frenzy among the UK's bass-heavy 4/4 contingent.

With its insistent but apathetic spoken word sample, the title cut has the kind of stupidly addictive hook that has driven so many UK club hits (think "Sicko Cell"), but it's also got the measured techno momentum that's in fashion these days. As is typical for Radio Slave, there's little window dressing, with only dulcet chord stabs to keep it afloat. "Don't Stop No Sleep" could have come at any point in his career, and like his best work, it builds so expertly that even a single hi-hat can feel explosive. (Like that one near the end—you'll know the one.)

An acappella version and a brief "Nightmare Mix" offer idiosyncratic tools for creative DJs, while "War Dub" is a similarly-minded slab of bleepy techno. It's more of a peak-time number than its counterpart, but without the instantly recognizable sample it's just a solid Radio Slave track.

DJ PROMO / PRESS

Former Beatport Number 1, originally released on Nonplus, but has been unavailable for a while now, back on the home of Radio Slave and smashing it in the clubs

Published: November 15, 2019