I totally have been sleeping on this release; I knew Muggs was going in a new direction and try out some new stuff on a forthcoming project, but apparantly it has already been released a couple of days ago. The result is the freEP "Sound Clash Business", distributed by Mishka Records. It's definitely a Muggs like you never heard him before, but I think after all the immaculate music he has delivered throughout the years he definitely has earned the right to experiment a bit. Read more about the EP here.
The five tracks heard here incorporates elements of DJ Muggs as we know, especially the way he programs his drums (although don't expect too much hip-hop patterns) and heavy bass, but mixed in with elements of dub step, and trap music with a lot of digital effects and a fascination for the synthesizer. Besides three instrumentals, the remaining cuts are performed by Chuck Inglish (of The Cool Kids), and ASAP Rocky. The joints with Dizzee Rascal and that other one didn't make the final cut, which is good news. Now this is hardly true school music, but Muggs is a true school artist in every sense of the word, and also one of my favorites, so I'm gonna at least post it. You can take it or leave it! ...Oh and please drop a comment on how you feel about Muggs' new path. Personally, I think it's cool that he want to expand, as long as it's a one-time thing only.