Boomkat Product Review:
On this eponomously titled mini-album, Lotek Hi-Fi cover all kinds of styles. How to describe it? Reggae made by hip hop producers? UK bashment? The Specials on a weed bender? They certainly have more in common with acts like Heartless Crew and Massive Attack than they do with P Diddy. An album that runs from the weed-paranoia blues of ‘Inner Storm’ through the 2Tone keys on ‘Voodoo Boogaloo’, to the ragga-disco of ‘Percolator’, the Manuva-esque skank of ‘LoFi Rocka’ and the warm dub beauty of ‘See It Coming’. Lotek himself is perhaps best known for his production work on the Mercury-nominated Roots Manuva album, ‘Run Come Save Me’. wicked and wild.