Over the last year, Grizzly and Local Action have both risen through the ranks to become two of the most prolific labels to emerge out of the UK in recent times. Grizzly with it’s distinct dance floor stylings has released tracks by Brodinski, Bassanova and also became home for, head honcho, Sinden’s monstrous collaboration with SBTRKT. Local Action too has become a major player in the UK dance scene. Owned by Tom Lea, an editor of Fact magazine and all round bass music connoisseur – the Local Action discography, although still countable on one hand, dished out some major hits last year like the incredible ‘Heartbeat’ by T. Williams and Terri Walker. It seemed only natural for these two to join forces (or go head to head depending on how you look at it) on a release.
Featuring UK rising star Melé and New York’s Contakt, the release sees the producers remixing each other’s latest’s singles. Melé draws on a futuristic amalgamation of juke, hip hop and half-step influences to re-work Contakt’s ‘Rhodophyta’, whilst the New Yorker puts a bouncy, synth-led house slant on Melé’s ‘Trappin’.