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REVIEW: Vato Gonzalez feat. Scrufizzer - Bump & Grind (Bassline Riddim) on Universal

Dutch producer Vato Gonzalez delivers his brand-new track ‘Bump & Grind (Bassline Riddim)’ on Polydor Records.

Best known for his energetic stage performances and unique future, deep and bass house productions, Vato’s latest track serves as an embodiment of his signature house sound, with a deep and brooding bassline underpinned by the reggae tinged vocals of Scrufizzer. Carrying heavy looped chords, ‘Bump & Grind (Bassline Riddim’)’ acts as the vocal follow up to Vato’s instrumental Heldeep release ‘Bassline Riddim.’

Having previously collaborated with, or remixed, artists such as Major Lazer, Taio Cruz, DJ Fresh, Tyga, Skepta, and Wiley, ‘Bump & Grind (Bassline Riddim)’ sees the Dutch producer team up with  UK rapper Scrufizzer, a member of the production group Funkystepz, who gained support from the likes of Zane Lowe and BBC Radio 1 tastemaker Annie Mac. Famed for trademark "fizzy flow", Scrufizzer was labelled by BBC 1xtra's Nick Bright as “the fastest spitter in the UK” and has performed at many iconic festivals and venues, including Creamfields, SW4, and Ibiza Rocks.

With more than 2000 shows worldwide under his belt, Vato has sold out venues like New York’s Webster Hall, and performed at Bootshaus (Cologne), Privilege (Ibiza), Avalon (Los Angeles), and Ministry of Sound (London), as well as major festivals like Tomorrowland, flicking between his primetime mainstage sets and more underground club stages.

With tracks on various esteemed labels in recent years, including Armada Deep, Ultra Records,  Ministry  of  Sound,  Spinnin’  Records, Dim  Mak, and Mad Decent, Vato received high praise from the latter’s head honcho, American superstar Diplo, prior to launching a myriad of  releases on his own Dirty House label. Serving as a unique and dynamic blend of both artist’s sonic styles, ‘Bump & Grind (Bassline Riddim)’ is out now.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Radio Friendly[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Vato Gonzalez feat. Scrufizzer - Bump & Grind (Bassline Riddim) [/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Vato Gonzalez is an underground hero in Netherlands with many releases offered for free to his fans. His track on major label feat. Scrufizzer is called Bump & Grind (Bassline Riddim) and it sounds the perfect contender to turn Vato into the next big mainstream Dutch house producer. Bump & Grind has awesome dark moody booty shaking bassline with UK garage flavour and great infectious rhythm and groove that you feel obliged to shake it big time. The vocal is feel good hip house with the right dose of urban flavour. Mike Mango does his magic and adds his midas touch with great trumpet riffs and more disco house infused basslines and rhythm to turn it into the next banger that rocks. #PureGold Love IT[/content]

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