Boomkat Product Review:
King Midas Sound's dub poet, Roger Robinson, in a dread-filled tribute to his Brixton 'hood circa the London riots, framed by Disrupt's unique dub production. Nodding to classic works by Linton Kwesi Johnson, Prince Far I, and, perhaps most poignantly, Stephen "Spaceape" Gordon (R.I.P.), Robinson relates his experiences of those smoke-filled nights in late summer 2011 when the youth of London were pushed too far and reacted in kind. Against the slowly unfolding havoc of Disrupt's frayed dubscapes fashioned from samplers, DIY synths and additional licks from Julien Neto, we're lead on a meandering survey of the scene described in metaphorically haptic and literal detail by our familiar narrator's low-key, heavy-shag tones. Not a comfortable listen, but a crucial one for any cranky dub nuts and fans of early Hyperdub, The Bug, or the immersive sound design of Marina Rosenfeld and Warrior Queen's 'P.A. / Hard Love'.