Boomkat Product Review:
Chasing up their amazing ‘Now Thing 2’ set, Felix Hall’s Chrome label returns with an endlessly rinsable mixtape from Judaah deploying deadly & fluid grimy dancehall mutations spanning baile funk, dembow, drill, Chicago/Detroit ghettotech, footwork, jungle hardcore and East/Central African stylez.
Ruffshod and ready to ride, ‘Haqueleauboisdeleau’ follows on from an elusive set for Good Morning Tapes in 2018 plus a rowdier b2b session with DJ Tarba on BFDM for a liquid selection of club cuts that lives up to benchmarks set by Lil Toby and Simo Cell’s respective Chrome mixtapes. It’s a masterclass in toggling the pressure gauge, keeping it simmering on the offbeat between a world of upfront club cuts rooted in the Afrorhythmic diaspora.
Side A loads up the swagger, emphasising the offbeat with a heat-seeking selection that meshes Brazilian baile funk and grime parallels to bullet riddled/icerink grime proper, tripping thru smoked out dubstep to some properly grizzled knockers that split the difference between the The Bug and Hakuna Kulala killers. His B-side is more pointedly “up” and propulsive, working heat-warped club killers via classic ghettotech and recoiling, whipsmart, hardcore frenchtek and mutant rug-cutters for the Low Jack crew.
Flames on flames this one.