Boomkat Product Review:
The haute-roadman returneth on XL with two EPs issued in series with Powell and Mumdance killahs.
Strangely enuff, he sounds like Legowelt's UK cousin for the majority of his 'Let's Jam 1' EP. Breakbeats are out the door, and loose, fluid 4/4 grooves are in the frame for a deep and body-hypnotic 'floor show.
The strident, riffin' techno swang of 'Surf I' cuts a path for the darker-toned, uptempo 'Surf II' to flex out like some shifty Rob Hood minimalism on the A-side. 'Slime' resets the dance to a slower one-foot skank underlined with flaring LFOs, and 'Acid Surf' again highlights some Legowelt connection (implied or otherwise) both in title and impressionistic rave buzz aesthetic of gauzy sirens and crowd noise.
For Part 2 It's a version-for-version session rewiring trap, grime and jungle with alternate angles on the base metrics and resolution of both sides' material. The deflated, skunky 8-bar clank of 'Neon' emits radioactive bass distortion and splashing soundsystem FX next to its hazed-up, trap-teetering reversion, 'Bloom' on the top face.
Next, 'Peroxide' references the legendary BBK flip of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony with a 2015 road-rap lean, spun into Art Of Noise-gone-grime bliss with 'Xeon'.
Pretty sick to see ZOMBY capitalised on an XL rave sleeve. Sound wicked too!