Boomkat Product Review:
Manny man Grizzle fuses heat-seeking R&G and below-kelvin Drill styles on his debut missile ‘Quinine’ for the city’s strongest grime label/club night; Chow Down
After previously sharpening his teef in collaboration on the ‘Fallow & Grizzle’ EP, Grizzle works the energy levels from low-key, slunky up to outright ecstatic and back again across 4 original productions.
‘Plasma’ tempers trilling 808s and hyperdiva vox in a wavey R&G burner, while ‘Loosed’ initially goes weightless, then calves off into full sunk subs and reversed loops with a rugged, futurist sort of psychedelic intensity native to UK and US club styles.
However, it’s likely that the title cut, with its ohrwurm motifs and bittersweet, bolshy lean is destined for widest reach, while ‘Gauntlet’ scans glowing new horizons of tranced-out grime with an expert grasp of pressure control.