Boomkat Product Review:
Rihanna’s backing dancer and Brooklyn’s Flex Dance Music pioneer/dancehall producer Hitmakerchinx ramps for Night Slugs on a thrilling follow-up to his introductory 2017 session
The new name HMXGOD signifies a switch-up up in style and tempo for Brooklyn’s Rafael Martin. Mutating aspects of drill, bashment and dancehall to his FDM style torque, HMXGOD delivers some of the heaviest dance music of ’23 so far. ‘Anti Fed Up II’ runs a pacy vocal murder from the front, beside hardcore bashment pressure in ‘It’s Bruck Up’ and sweeter variation of feminine pressure with Rihanna-esque EDM vocal on the scudding ‘Kryptonite’. ‘Flex God’ makes standout use of moody choral motifs and ragga chat in a sped-up dancehall style edging on Dutch-Surinamese bubblers, and ‘Philly Story’ delivers a flash of dancehall drama to close. Levels!