Boomkat Product Review:
The Glaswegian producer behind last year's Joy Orb and Gilles P-tipped singles serves a classy mini-LP of pan-global riddims for Huntleys & Palmers. Informed by Kodwo Eshun's concept of Afro-futurism and an innate feel for plush, plump groove construction, the eight tracks of 'Future Rhythm Machine' hybridise UK Bass and Afro-Latin Highlife sensibilities with a seductive, succinct ability like few others. He's joined by Chilean vocalist Mamacita on a swaying moire of bleeps and hip-greased shuffle for opener 'Haven't Got Any Body' and the crafty balance of moody bass descent and Cumbia twang on 'La Samaria', while SA ex-pat Esa Williams punctuates the uptempo frisson of 'I Want To Blow Your Mind' with whoops and demented declamations. The rest is given to colourful instrumentals - the slow swing of 'Yllw Fllw'; a percolating, breezily pastoral ace named 'He Makes The People Come Together'; the water-music like 4th world whorl of 'Can I Have Him'; the far-eastern elegance of 'Train'; the motorik juju of highlight and closer 'Futurismo'. Warmest recommendations to fans of LV, Harmonious Thelonious, DVA, Kwaito House.