Single Review: “Holding Me Back” – A dot R ft. Flavia

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Renowned UKG and bassline producer A Dot R is back with another huge collaborative single; this time with fast rising singer-songwriter Flavia.

“Holding Me Back” is a moody old school garage vibes track that really takes you back to the golden age with it’s hypnotic beat and choppy vocals from Flavia.

Despite it radiating classic vibes, A Dot R still ensures that he packs a modern edge into his sound by keeping it experimental. Pushing the mould set by UKG legends to breaking point. He’s standing on the shoulders of giants and knows exactly how to capitalise on those deep rooted influences in the sound.

Granted, “Holding Me Back” isn’t that summer – let’s get the sunglasses and bucket hats out – energy, it still has this palpable emotion to it that makes you want to get up and vibe out. There’s some angst hidden in the lyrics; some resentment over feeling restricted and the track eventually gives you that euphoric feeling of breaking the chains and getting set loose. That’s what it’s all about!

“Holding Me Back” is where classic UKG and modern bassline collide – it’s hypnotic vibes will have you breaking free from lockdown and into the next garage night you can find!