Boomkat Product Review:
Maaad, off-the-grid D&B styles from the ends-of-the-earth, courtesy of New Zealand's Fis. Hailing from the capital, Wellington, he came to the attention of players such as dBridge, Indigo and even Ulrich Schnauss by way of a demo CD dropped at NZ's Samurai Record store, and after one 10" split with Tokyo Prose, we're privy to these four extraordinary cuts. 'DMT Usher' opens play with radioactive halfstep torque, lurching on swollen subs and strobing, kamikaze synthline descents, while 'K Slap' sounds like an Andy Stott cut factored by Source Direct under extra-terrestrial gravity. Flip it and 'Duck Dive' steps closer to conventional D&B, albeit with hyper-processed micro-rhythms and corrugated industrial contours, before the darting junglist drums of 'Love, Drama, Stress' pelt through the darkness with the agility of a native chased by amazonian spirits. Big TIP!