Boomkat Product Review:
Hyperdub link with Adult Swim for ‘HyperSwim’, a class compilation studded with gems by Burial, Dean Blunt, Nazar, Laurel Halo, Lee Gamble, Mana, Mhysa, DJ Spinn, Angel Ho, Cooly G and all your fave label characters.
Predictably the Burial tune is a big highlight, with ‘Old Tape’ appearing to take cues from Trance and Depeche Mode via Luke Slater and his local high street pan pipe group in cockle-warming style. Bazaar also impresses with what sounds like Burial doing minimalist Kuduro on ‘Unruly’, and label boss Kode 9 drops a killer, mazy tessellation of grime strings and footwork intricacies on ‘Cell 3’.
Fatima Al Qadiri comes correct with the Gqom-liqe banger ‘Filth’, while Arca-affiliate Doon Kanda stimulates your oflactory/audotory sense with ‘Perfume’; DJ Haram sounds like vintage Timbaland on ‘Get It’; Lee Gamble slams out a twisted take on Brummie/Berlin techno with ‘Chain 9’; Dean Blunt offers the devilish invocation ‘Darcus’; Mhysa follows her brilliant ‘Fantasii’ LP with the dembow-driven R&B introspection of ‘Games’.