Boomkat Product Review:
Warp grip DJ Nigga Fox for a blazing follow-up to last year’s heavily experimental 15 Barras 12” with Príncipe.
With Crânio, Nigga Fox reasserts his position at the vanguard of Kuduro and its mutant offshoots by pushing the levels of detail and rhythmic tension in his productions to lethal degrees, resulting some of that sound’s most warped (pun intended) and irresistibly driven workouts.
From the front he gets freaky AF with the curdling acidic glissandi and sloshing triplets of Sinistro, which tees you up for the lip-bitingly strong torque and bonkers synths of Poder do Vento and its wicked surprise switch, while Maria Costa finds him bringing the bass forward on a killer electro-tribal lurch.
Likewise, the ghosts of tradition haunt the deep forward Afro-futurism of KRK in the form of lilting folk-like melodies played electronically, wheres WAABA-JAH hears him calculating that sound on a natty half stepping sort of tarraxho drill flex, and the roiling rhythm of Karma will untangle brains and limbs in the most bewildering, re-programming style.