Mak & Pasteman spent their formative years immersed in a burgeoning Leeds scene that included the likes of Ben UFO and Pearson Sound, crafting a versatile and ever-evolving sound which caught the attention of BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac as well as Jackmaster, Oneman and Loefah and more. With previous releases on Breach’s Naked Naked label and Redlight’s Lobster Boy, and last year’s run of EPs for their own Materials imprint, the pair now join the likes Breakage, Dismantle & B Traits for their debut on the flourishing Digital Soundboy label.
With a reputation for hard-hitting underground club anthems that merge influences from house to techno to UK bassline, ‘Oh Baby’ is no exception for the duo. Kicking things off with a frenetic 4x4 beat and that weighty bassline it doesn’t let up, with enraptured vocal samples propelling the track into future club classic territory.
London-based DJ/producer and UK rave revivalist Mella Dee steps up on remix duty to work ‘Oh Baby’ into a menacing, siren-laced jungle cut laden with rave shout-outs, taking the original in an altogether darker direction. Another new addition to the Digital Soundboy stable, Mella Dee’s recent eight track beat-tape for the label titled ‘Rhythm Nation Vol. 1’ showcased a producer at the top of his game.