Boomkat Product Review:
Tom Boogizm rips 2022 a new one with the first 90 minute tape in a series of six documenting his 10-hour long set at The White Hotel’s reopening weekend in mid-summer 2021 - trust it absolutely slaps, taking in stacks of screwed electronics, R&B, Memphis rap, grime and cranky industrial badness.
After setting the past year alight with his Rat Heart missions, this first instalment pays testament to Tom’s ridiculous skills and selection in-the-moment, playing thru the day to ravers who’d been on it for at least 12 hours before his set. Tom would proceed to snatch Kode 9’s crown for the longest set ever played at TWH (9 hours) - and more notably without a single bog break -
At this point we hardly need to do the hagiographic thing - Tom’s reputation precedes him - but, we can’t help it - from start to finish he meticulously stitches styles and patterns in a heaving flow, teasing the pressure gauge between head-warpers, star bursting synth soul, R&B megahits and lo-slung southern rap, before getting more rambunctious with the slow/fast styles,turning to East African and UK rap, dembow and dancehall.
Like everything bearing a Shotta Tapes catalogue number right now - from Rat Heart to Michael J. Blood - it’s proper essential, and highly collectible gear - run go catch him next at The White Hotel on 19th February with his breadbins Anz, Finn, Jungle Joe, and Chunky.