UK producer Mella Dee, one half of the Mista Men outfit, has released his latest single ‘CTRL’, on both digital and 12″ format, on the newly formed label Coyote Records.
Run by Tomas Fraser, owner of the Uncle Albert blog, this is in fact the label’s first release, however due to Tomas’ experience writing for websites such as Sonic Router and Clash Magazine, combined with his strong passion for grime, this newly born label has already managed to create quite an impact and rightly so too when its first release is a strong as what this one is.
Although known mostly for his involvement with UK Funky and the odd bit of garage, Mella Dee again proves to us why he can’t be confined to a single genre, as this time round he provides his supporters with a solid 8-bar grime instrumental. Defined by its distorted kick drum and dominant bass line, the track is a sure hit for any fan of the darker side of grime. For the remainder of the EP we’re met with remixes of the original, including Baobinga’s fast paced tribal makeover and a chaotic carnival refix from the Gobstopper Records owner Mr. Mitch, as well as MA1′s laid back bouncy number and the industrial techno sounds of Grievous Angel’s 130 edit, which are only available on the digital version.