Boomkat Product Review:
Broken beat and UKF mutant Altered Natives pushes the tempo of his style into icy footwork, ghetto-tech and minimalist jungle frameworks for London’s We Buy Gold.
It’s all about the muddafrickin’ bass on this one, practically pushing the subs so hard that there’s no room in-the-mix for any drums apart from skittish hi-hats and rimshots, with the mid-range void coloured in spectral electronic disturbance and reverberating ether voices.
‘Kin Asbo’ sets the model with palpitating subs and distant but needling strings in a way doing for footwork what DVA did with Gqom in the DRMTRX sessions. ‘Moments’ follows on a proper hot-stepping flex with psychy loops and rapido pulses recalling Singeli styles, while ‘Always Sunny’ messes with the meter in a way compatible to Slikback, and ‘Daddy’s Gone’ does proper UK darkness in a frozen jungle style.