Boomkat Product Review:
Rinse present the superb debut album from one of their most respected resident DJs. A long time coming, 'Brackles' is the logical successor to a stream of cracking singles with fused Funky, Dubstep and Garage is stripped down and striking new forms which have more or less spearheaded the whole Future Garage thing, in the truest sense of the term. Much like his revered DJ sets, the album is curved between sweeter feminine pressure, infectious strains of roadwise House and plush bass playing out a proper summer-in-the-city vibe. Vocalists are prominent, from Lily Mckenzie's floral accompaniment to the tucked shuffle of 'Never Comign Down', to Terri Walker's dreamy float on the stick 'n move riddim to 'DPMO', or Meleka's lush croon on 'Go Head'. However, the defining feature is undoubtedly Brackles' signature drum syncopation, a tried and tested style of punchy, swinging rhythms with strong traces of El-B's Latin influence and the kind of Afro-Latin tuck that T. Williams has honed to a fine art, all done with his angular accent and fine balance of soulful grit and energetic potential. An early contender for Bass album of the summer? We think so.