With Sticky and Stush reuniting in the Joshua Brooks basement this Tuesday it feels timely to look back at one of the best tracks to come from the collaboration – ‘Dollar Sign’. Sticky has enjoyed a resurgence in the club scene as of late; with the likes of Boiler Room, Just Jam and Mixmag’s ‘Lab Sessions’ all looking to bring in past pioneering figures alongside fresh talent, Sticky is one of the best to represent that Grime/Garage influenced sound that emerged in the early 2000s. Sticky’s style of production is a lesson in simplicity, his pursual of catchy bassline melodies has led to many a banger being produced – alongside Dollar Sign ‘Triplets’ is a worthy mention. As good as Sticky’s beats are if possible I’d have Stush spit over all his productions; her frantic chopping in flow and intonation layers on the energy of the instrumental making it the perfect house party riddum!
Released – 2002
– Calum Carey