Mr. G returns to his own Phoenix G label next week (Tuesday 8th November) with 10-track album ‘A Good Place…?’. We’ve got the exclusive premiere of ‘One For The Headz’ from it below.
With a career spanning over 25 years, Mr. G – real name Colin McBean – has steadily established himself at the top table of electronic music, seeing a renaissance through a string of full-length albums and his effervescent live show in recent years.
He’s had a prolific year of production in 2016 too, with releases on Defected, Midnight Shift and Bass Culture, amongst others, the latter with his emotive cut, ‘Transient’.
‘A Good Place…?’ is made up of robust and moody music built from depth-charged basslines, rattling hi-hats and funk-fueled samples, resulting in 10-tracks of his trademark muscular hypnosis.
Our premiere ‘One For The Headz’ has been one of the biggest tracks on the DJ Mag office stereo this year, thanks to its rhythmic and percussive intricacy — it's a superb broken beat weapon primed for the dancefloor.
Speaking about the album, McBean said, “This was a real surprise as I thought I was done doing another one for a good while, but I’m not complaining. Funnily enough, I started writing this after some horrid treatment at a gig, but after the things I’ve been through over the last few years just being alive is a great place for me – each day and a God blessed bonus.”
Listen to the exclusive premiere of Mr. G’s ‘One For The Headz’ below.
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