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Rossi B & LucaLong before many of you learned grime was not just the grossness you steer clear from in every bachelor pad ever, Slit Jockey Records were big-upping the genre like hungry rappers pushing out their fire mixtapes. The American label sure knows how to pick ‘em, and right now they’re pointing at a winning collaboration. Linking up on two living-up-to-the-hype originals, garage giants Rossi B & Luca throw bassline blows alongside grime rule-breaker Lenkemz. “Take U” brings out the best in slime-slathered wobbles and gooey UKG schematics, etched with ominous chords and dotty drums that will take heads straight to boomtown.

Available now via Slit Jockey Records.
Were you impulsive on this track, or did you have a sketch in mind before you started?
Rossi B: I try not to plan when I’m producing; everything is spur-of-the-moment and basically a case of trial and error. With this particular track, everything came together real quickly. Guess we were just “on a roll.”

Creatively, how did the work on this track stack up to previous studio sessions? Was this more challenging to complete than others, and why?
Lenkemz: Rossi B got stuck in a hedge for two months, so he had to Bluetooth me parts. You can hear this in the track, I think.

What kind of response have you seen when you’ve played this out in your sets?
R: Have been spinning this one in the clubs for some time, and it always has a great response. It definitely seems to get people dancing.

Describe the best setting/activity to hear this track.
L: A crowded Budgens.

Who is the ideal person to remix this track?
R: Would love to hear a D&B remix. Shy FX, for sure!

If this song were a color, what would it be?
L: Teal.

What’s your favorite sound/synth/effect/etc. used here, and why?
R: The brass stab is a fave of mine. Have used it in loads of tracks—it’s kind of a signature sound!

How do you measure the “success” (whatever that means to you) of a track?
L: How many times I hear it when I’m waiting for a checkup at the G.U.M.

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