Bristol clothing brand and diligent UK garage excavators Dr Banana have unearthed yet another treasure trove. The latest edition of their AGAIN series, DRBAGAIN10, comprises gems by Robin EE and RA Project originally released on the former’s EE-FICIANCY imprint between 1996-98. After supply chain delays, it released June 28th, 2020.
Robin EE’s soulful brand of UK garage is on full display in “I Try” and “Keep On,” with “Alright Dub” encapsulating a more muted iteration of his sound. RA Project’s contribution is a departure from the rest – albeit a welcome one. A more house-leaning cut, it tastefully incorporates elements of world music into its inventive arrangement.
Dr Banana are diligent in their efforts to re-release forgotten house and UK garage classics. They obtained the A side of the next installment of their AGAIN series, for instance, by calling a phone number printed on a white label from 2000.
Order DRBAGAIN10 on vinyl from the Dr Banana website.