Boomkat Product Review:
Crucial one-stop compendium of crack cuts from the catalogue of the apparently now defunct BRAiNMATH imprint.
The Ramp sub-label helped break some serious talent in its time, including Sbtrkt, James Blake, Untold and Zomby, all of whom are represented here. Zomby’s ‘Rumours & Revelations’ sounds as fresh as the day as it was cut, skittish rudeboy techno that will doubtless continue to wreck headspaces and club spaces for many years to come. ‘Flexible’ finds Untold at his best, offering a supple, precision-engineered revision of classic instrumental grime, and SBTRKT’s ‘Laika’ anticipates the soulful blue lines of his crossover debut album. With contributions too from Bakongo, Brackles, Airhead and SPiDERS, this album documents an explosion of creativity among British bedroom producers the likes of which we might not see again for some time.