Boomkat Product Review:
AYA & Air Max ’97’s A2A avatar ‘ave it in a warped garage style for their debut with Local Action
As previewed in the ‘floor-churning lead single (for a single! too much of this nowadays) ‘Turf’, the EP ties up the best of both artists’ tekkers in a deft play of 2-step parries, hardstyle riffs and buckling IDM sound design across three distinctive workouts.
‘Turf’ is the most up-for-it , with whistle-able lead melody harnessed in Erotek-style electro/2-step snares and grizzled subs, whereas ‘Yike!’ takes a more oblique angle to the ‘floor with fermented crowd noise and acid leading into a nasty sort of electro pressure, kinda like a looser Neil Landstrumm, before they see it off at the deep end with ‘Lilac’ on a breaksy flex recalling Skee Mask.