Liam Bline – Caught Up

By Jordan Moussavi

Liam Bline’s newest drop is a playful throwback to the “good old days” of bassline, with an entry that wouldn’t be out of place on an old-school Niche nightclub compilation.

Released through Sheffield’s Chip Butty Records, “Caught Up” bears all the hallmarks of party-igniting banger—a nostalgic vocal sample complements the uptempo drums, with bubbling bass work doing much of the heavy lifting. The end result is a hybrid of vintage vibes enlivened by modern production techniques and is a production trend that has steadily gained some traction, especially in the UK’s North.

To the previous point, the track arrives amidst something of a revival for speed garage sounds; a genre witnessing a noticeable uptick in inclusion across bassline, garage, and techno sets.

With lockdown coming to a foreseeable end soon in the UK, Liam Bline’s effort is varnished with vibes from start to finish, making for perfect middle-of-the-night skanking in any set, at any bumping rave.


Posted on June 3, 2021