Premiere: Chungo – The Vendor
The Dudbridge Garage International co-founder rounds off the year with three skilful UKG-influenced cuts.
From end to end the street was filled with all your wants and needs. You could get practically anything and everything here: sweet spices in beautiful packages; well-loved clothes; hordes of bric-a-brac; dusty vinyl and tapes; hot homemade dishes from all over the world. Each vendor had their own specialty or expertise; nobody stepped on anybody’s toes, there was no sense of competition. They were one huge family who looked out for one another.
Dudbridge Garage International return for their last release of the year courtesy of their own co-head Chungo. Alongside fellow label boss LeftLeft, the Lisbon-based artist has moulded the label into a platform for expertly produced UK bass and garage – you’ll know a Dudbridge release when you hear it. On the sixth release Chungo draws on these sounds in his own singular way. Over the course of three tracks he showcases his precision at sound design, matching signature chopped and screwed vocals with heavy bass lines and crisp, swung drum patterns.