I can proudly say that "Up De Flats" was among the tracks that propelled my love for UK Garage. It contains that early 2000's spark whilst being emblazoned by a modern flair in a manner that's so elegant.

It's Gemma's youthful and modest vocal delivery paired with the imagery in her songwriting that wraps the listener into her romantic narration. Be aware of your foot as this plays as you'll find it moving along to the 2 step rhythm unconsciously, and that just goes to show the infectious nature of "Up De Flats". When I talk to people about modern UK Garage, this is one of the tracks I pull up to start the introduction.

posted by Lu
January 2022