Girl Unit - Song Feel (Album)
Phil Gamble is the mastermind behind Girl Unit. Eclectic producer well known as one of the Night Slugs OG’s. As much as Girl Unit is an absolute monster behind the mixer he’s turned into one of the most beloved producers out of the UK.Since his last album, 6/7 years ago now? He’s definitely showed the world he can produce at any tempo and for any vibe. Song Feel definitely is a stamp on a career of eclectic production.
The tracks with Kelela, Brooke Baili and Rush Davis are definitely proof he’s at the top of that pop, vibe production he’s become really well known for recently. The remix of “WYWD” is probably my favourite track on the album. It’s got such a nice vibe and the percussion is top tier. Definitely a Night Slugs track for the dance floor.
Meanwhile on the complete other end of the spectrum of production we’ve got beats like “Head” and “Back” that are just prettier trap sounding beats then the ones we’re probably used to hearing.
”Roll” and “Pure Gold” are a more electro sounding take on Girl Units usual instrumental production we hear. “Roll” especially. The most cool electro sounding synths I’ve heard be the main focus on a dance track in a while.
The tracks I definitely didn’t expect to hear appear on this album are “Sucker Free” and “Pull Up”. These beats are proper tough minimalist trap beats that just about any MC could murder. Like these beats are up there with the best we’re hearing in the Hip Hop charts at the moment. When the single with Kelela and it’s remix appeared the last thing I expected to hear appear on the album were these monster tracks.
Night Slugs has done so well to find these producers and really cultivate their abilities. The entire lineup of producers they have under their wing is incredible. Every single one of them will give you sore feet if you ever get the chance to see them do their thing on a mixer and now we have them all proving what they can do with other artists. Such an important label.