Boomkat Product Review:
Numbers present Deadboy's first new gear since 2011 - the 'Blaquewerk EP'. It's a darker, leaner grip of typically adroit bass grooves carving between garage, house and jungle with a deep, yearning sense of London night music, reprising that elusive vibe which made his early aces, 'If U Want Me', and 'Wish U Were Here' such timeless anthems. From the top he hits a deeply melancholy stride with a fine blend of '80s electro-soul and Chi-house in 'On Your Mind', all flash stabs, martial snares and his own, gutted vocals put to great use, while 'Geek'd Up' blazes KMS chords on a belly-tucked and rugged technoid roll. However, the best cuts are his rudest; whether swanging south London styles on the Burial-esque dark garage weapon 'Black Reign', or recalling Foul Play's feminine pressure in the outstanding junglist swerve and swoon of 'Nova'. Big.