Boomkat Product Review:
On this tidy 12" The Chain's Dan Foat and Nathan Boddy move away from the euphoric big-room techno of their debut single in favour of a dubstep-flavoured production style clearly informed by the R&S young guns - James Blake, Pariah and Space Dimension Controller - who regularly pass through their South London studio. Named after a wee town in Cornwall (if we've got our geography right), 'Lostwithiel' is an agreeably cheery dancefloor bubbler, with live-sounding snare hits and cheeky arpeggios smuggled over from more innocent times. We're keener on the more eerie, minimal dub, a proper little roller powered along by wump-wumping subs and a trickbag of fancy edits - a really strong post-garage tune. 'Maje' is the ghost of a 90s -style rave monster, all hands-aloft vamps, big drum rolls and zooming builds - a clear nod to R&S's illustrious past and a handy mood-lifting tool for the DJs too.