Radio Bits sees Walter Ego hark back to the sound from where he began - a blend of UK garage, bass music and grime influence every track. Four new slabs of bass-bin shakers that are built for the club - the optimum place to hear this music exactly how Walter Ego intended.
First track “Smoke Bomb” is a hard-hitting club track that sets the tone for the EP. Heavy toms, heavy kick drum and a sub-bass as the main driving force, complimented with a slew of claps and percussion. Title track, “Radio Bits”, introduces a UK garage rhythm and sound palette with added sweeping radio frequency noises - a nod to the pirate radio stations that championed UKG in its heyday.
Third track “The Prom” is a slow builder that brings techno influences into some of the percussion and synth sounds, yet retains a tropical undercurrent of colourful cowbells, off-beat hits and syncopated rhythms.
Fourth and final riddim, “PG16”, ends the EP on level to where it began, as a grimy club track that’s heavy on the low-end with plenty of toms and percussion to keep things interesting.
The artwork for Radio Bits was illustrated by renowned Sheffield based artist and good friend of the label, Kid Acne.