Boomkat Product Review:
Relentless, wickedly stylized UK bangers from Anz, arguably one of Manchester and the UK’s hottest DJ/producer properties right now
Originally dispatched in late 2017 on the label arm of Chow Down, a pivotal Manc grime night where Anz shares resident duties with Finn and Fallow, her eponymous debut is testament to the city’s mutant, high energy club sound, in flux between darker drill and trap, hyper-coloured grime, and ghetto techno.
‘Panic’ is a heat-warped, hyper-tropical grime mutation recalling LD and D1’s wildest scanners, then ‘Clanger’ dials in cartonnish grime melodies on a severely dank drill half step, before ‘Fencin’ tramples like Zomby in Terminator mode, and ‘Loa’ executes some classic grime juju like a darkside warehouse take on Skepta’s ‘Stage Show Riddim’.
Call it murder.