I can't believe this is my first time coming across this banger! ENiGMA Dubz has reworked his future garage classic that sent shockwaves through the UK garage, electronica, and bass scenes back in 2012.

This sounds SO timeless especially since it sounds like something that was released in our era as it's quite relevant to the sound of Future Garage at this point in time. Even though the drums are hard-hitting and have a beefy presence to them, for the most part "Hard To Smile" is quite a relaxing and ethereal experience. That's until we get towards the end where the bright saws ramp up the energy for an upbeat finish.

posted by Lu
July 2022