UK garage don Noodles hasn’t released any of his own productions since 2000.
For the reasons of why the former half of Groove Chronicles – along with El-B – quit at the peak of UKG’s success, and never really capitalised on his reputation as a godfather of dubstep, you can look forward to an in-depth FACT interview coming very shortly. But in the meantime, you can hear the results of his first recording sessions in 14 years here.
The Nu-Agenda project is a duo with longtime friend, the Leicester grime/bassline/dubstep journeyman Dubchild – who has released several projects on Noodles’s DPR label in the last few years – and is based strictly on blissed-out, synth-heavy house. As Noodles says, “this is my roots, before garage I played house, jungle and techno, and as everyone knows the garage itself emerged from house.”
A ten-track self-titled Nu-Agenda album is released on DPR on the 18th August (you can pre-order now), and Noodles promises “there’s a lot more to come – I’ve been in the studio with some of the most important names from the garage days, too… It’s been a long time coming, but now I’m back to doing what I should be!”