Boomkat Product Review:
Alex Coulton makes the deft first mark on Beneath's Mistry label, a new home for darker, techy UK riddims, with a necessary vinyl cut of his in-demand 'Bleep Sequence' and the slick forward motion of 'Tension'. A secret weapon in Beneath's DJ sets for the last few years, 'Bleep Sequence' weighs up a definitive reduction of dark garage, dubbed techno and Yorkshire-style bleep 'n bass with plangent radar pings and body-scanning subs rolling from a spare, halfstep swagger into dread techno momentum. B-side: 'Tension' is a deadly new cut, well known to UK underground circles, synching tribal drum cadence with wide, surging subs and diffuse dubbing to sound something like Pinch and 2562 paying tribute to Source Direct (we played it to Jim Kutta Slim and got what we'd take as a nod of approval). Following the lead of Beneath's 'Vobes' EP for PAN, and the blazing examples of Bristol's Livity Sound crew, Alex Coulton works at the bass-intensified edge of UK dance music yielding specific affect from meticulous sound designs best heard on 12"s for Dnuos Ytivil and Black Acre.