Boomkat Product Review:
All out styles-upon-styles from Tom Boogizm, running 3hrs from Greek concrète to road rap, digi dub and shite that’s yet to be named, on the latest Shotta shot.
Meter-oblivious and mad in the head, ‘Devil on the Cross’ follows Boogizm’s rags around South African house, UK drill, and dancehall with a far more open agenda this time. Titled after his favourite book - by Kenyan writer Ngugi Wa’ Thiongo, who wrote it on toilet tish in prison and published when he got out - ‘Devil on the cross’ was recorded during the tribulations of lockdown to lay out a sprawling, polytonal and multi-metric mix mapping the breadth of Boogizm’s collection.
Expect to hear everything from serpentine drums to obscure ’80s Greek concrète, oblique grime, new age nose flutes, mystic synth dissonance and up-to-the-second rave bullets from each corner of the globe, all put together with punkish hyperactivity and attention to detail in-the-mix. Ya know what we’re on about if any of Tom’s previous tapes sit on your shelf.