Boomkat Product Review:
Cairo break technician Hassan Abou Alam follows last year's ace 'T44' with this rugged, substantial five-tracker - a crunchy, bass-heave set of post dubstep tweakage, for fans of Martyn, CCL et al.
"It Spills" is strong material from Abou Alam, that seems to bridge the gap between the early '00s car culture breaks scene (think Tipper etc), rave and the Bristol-centric post dubstep movement that took root thanks to labels like Livity Sound and Apple Pips.
'Unkindled' is a low-end heavy machine funk monster, with wobbly synth bass rumbling under bit-crushed beats that aren't a million miles from Autechre's seminal "Envane". 'Breathe' is even better, with pinprick percussion underpinning metallic clattering and an acidic bassline that makes us yearn for a dark basement. Good stuff!