Boomkat Product Review:
Extensive remix package from LEA revovling mutations by Scratcha DVA, SKRSINTL, Logos, aya, FFT, Grandmixxer, Josi Devil +++, alongside instrumentals and version excursions.
Low End Activist is the ruffneck grime alias of Patrick Conway, who’s also regarded for his grungy, spaced out club gristle on ESP Institute. The tracks here all stem from his ‘Hostile Utopia’ 2LP of earlier in ’22, but buckled and panel-beaten in various ways ranging from Scratcha’s grizzled Gqom/Ama rework of ‘Get Get’ ft. Em, thru the playful sort of warped speed garage/batida flex of ay’s spin on ‘Mercenary’, and a precision-tooled FFT flip of ‘DFRNTSTYLE’ ft. Kill P and recalling Autechre’s remix of The Bug.
Logos impresses with a brittle, grimy sorta jungle tekno rebuild of ‘Amphibious Centurions’ and likewise Josi Devil slaps with the drill torque of her ‘DFRNT STYLE’ remix, and SKRSINTL are at their unpredictable best in a lysergic soundsoundsystem VIP of ‘Mercenary’.