“Ghettos & Gardens” is the first single from Justin Martin’s debut artist album on dirtybird records. The title describes the way this track rises up with beautiful sweeping melodies, almost to the point where you want to kiss the person next to you. But this epic euphoria can only last so long- it peaks with a bassline so tough, it’ll push you down a staircase, and then steal your bus pass.
“Hood Rich” starts with a cascade of voices tumbling over each other, clamoring for attention on the way to the club. Those bold proclamations give way to the melodious tones of a string ensemble that would be welcome in Yo-Yo Ma’s living room. And that’s just the first minute. All niceties aside, a hive of bass bees smashes against the far wall and explodes, leaving no doubt that every booty will be dropping like DAMN.
Annie Mac – “I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, Justin Martin is an incredible producer!!”
Renaissance Man - “Hood Rich baby!! Super track!”
Jaymo – (BBC Radio 1) – “Dance music producers and albums often don’t work out… but fuck me, Justin’s smacked this one. Absolute love!!"
Till von Sein - “Ghettos & Gardens… M O N S T E R J A M!!! Goddamnit this is sick! Cant wait to drop it…. thx”
Chris Woodward - (Buzzin Fly) – “A master act in club bangers!! Ghettos & Gardens is my big fave.”
Riva Starr - “Daz fat indeed, superb release loving the sweet melodies and the deep bass this will cause damage in the clubz 100% guaranteed!”
Tom Findlay – (Groove Armada) – “Both trax as brilliant as you’d expect from him. Hood Rich turns into something quite amazing!”
ZDAR - (Cassius) – "Yo dirtybird! Justin is one of the ones for me since 2/3 years ago when i got his incredible remix for “Magnificient” and played it in every gig possible. Ghettos and Gardens is following the way of this music his doing, music so sweet/beautyful and rough at the same time. For this I salute you like a maniac…. Whiplash! thanks."
Oliver $ - “Love it!!! Full support for Justin martin!!!! Ghettos & Gardens is in the wallet!”
Ben Westbeech - “Been CANING Hood Rich. Get’s a rewind everytime i play it. SO BIG Love it so much. Glad i got a mastered one to play now/// Heard Hood rich in Justins house. SO good too. RZA meets Metro area meets Big J MARTY LOOOOOOVE LOOOOOVE LOOOOOOVE a lot of love for this obviously.”
Lukas - (EARMILK) – “Excited for this album, this is going to be so big for dirtybird!”Axel Boman – “Beats for your mind and your feet" as Mc Conrad would have put it some 10 years ago. I totally love it! Very much! Especially Ghettos & Gardens. 100% will play support and dance.”
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