Boomkat Product Review:
Dead hot soundsystem trotters from the cult of Forest Drive West, bowling deep into Ilian Tape’s style of uptempo steppers and club rolige
Refracting ‘nuum pressure in a spectrum of flavours, ‘Creeper’ is just Forest Drive West showing off. ‘Greed’ is an outstanding bit of late ‘90s Source Direct or Digital worship, whipping up a tech step tempest with roiling warehouse choppage framed by haunted choral pads, whereas ’Sustain’ sees those pads over a more modernist techstep cut anchored in Ruffhouse-style bass ballast. At the flanks, ‘Creeper’ spaces out the upper end over quick-trot torsion shades form Pessimist, and there’s the self-explanatory ‘Break’ on a jazzy, Paradox-like drumfunk flex. Exemplary stuff.