Boomkat Product Review:
Features production by Dexplicit, Kryptic Minds, Commodo, Masro, Swifta
The original Flow Dan surmounts a 2nd solo album of hardcore UK grime in Disaster Piece, firmly marking out his own territory after nearly two decades as one of the scene’s most distinctive gobs.
Born and raised in the crucible of London’s Bow, E3 and E14 post codes, Flow Dan has defined the timeline of roadwise British music like few others, acting as connective ligature between garage, grime, D&B and dancehall via collaborations with everyone from Wiley, Geeneus and PAUG crew to Kode 9, The Bug and Jubei in his time.
Framed in front of Bow’s brutalist obelisk, Balafon Tower, on the cover to Disaster Piece, Flow Dan pays tribute to his original ends with 12 bleedin’, dread-fuelled cuts from the dankest end of current styles inside, taking a slow, winding tour - presumably in a hot-boxed Audi - with some strong highlights in Kryptic Minds’ bellicose production for Judgement; thru the stark and wide lean of Groundhog, produced by Echo Deal; in the stinky green hymn Bob Marley; and to bloodcurdling militant style with the self-explanatory Grime, produced by Dexplicit, or the hyper Testin’, which sounds like Coma Doof’s on lead guitar.