Boomkat Product Review:
New gen Baltimore club producers CalvoMusic, Kade Young, SlickGoHam and SDOT Music gang up for a deep and satisfying group portrait on Night Slugs.
Reppin’ updates of the ‘90s-rooted, Jersey-adjacent sound, the ‘Aurora’ EP plays it deep and restless as the quartet of producers shift between shades of the East Coast club spectrum. SDOT Music largely helms the set, appearing on over half the cuts either solo; as with the funereal keys and dread of ‘Enkosi’ and ‘90s trance melancholy of ‘Call My Phone’ going on like Burial doing B-More; or on a more effervescent tip with CalvoMusic in the hard and sexy ‘Last Time’, or with Kade Young & SlikcGoHam in loved up bumps of ‘For the Sole’. Kade Young also impresses with the blend of ‘90s synth soul and tussling breaks in ‘Rain Again’, a ‘floor-prowling ‘Night Shift’, and the monks in the hood chants of ‘Drones’, while SlickGoHam keeps the B-More bloodline fresh with up-to-the-second Jersey Drill inspiration on ‘Stand Up’.