Boomkat Product Review:
More of the drum, the whole drum, and nowt but the drum from Andrew Field-Pickering’s Dolo Percussion - packing four new hotshots alongside all cuts from his preceding trio of 12”s
Holding 16 shots of rhythmic heat in total, ‘Dolo 4’ is the project’s definitive release following from a highly sought-after L.I.E.S. debut and further volumes divvied between his Future Times and The Trilogy Tapes, which are all coveted by righteous DJs and dancers.
If we could show ya, we’d do an interpretative dance to try and describe each groove, but we’d all look like tits so suffice it to say there’s some proper wrigglers, sidewinders, brukkers and freakers on board, each making scintillating use of the drums’ cadence as instructional rhythmelody for interpretation by limbs and torsos.
Across the set traces of house in its myriad forms - from Jersey to Chicago - tesselate with tropes from Afro-Cuban, jungle, Washington Go-Go and old skool hip hop styles in stripped down, skeletal styles just gagging to drive a club wild. In the set’s final four previously unreleased bits however he allows a more judicious use of FX, resulting some squirmy acidic bass in the slinky carillon shimmy of ’Dolo 13’, the spidery trails of ‘Dolo 14’, and in the decaying contrails of ‘Dolo 15’, and quite noticeably on the rude aerial architecture of ‘’Dolo 16’.