Boomkat Product Review:
Debut album business from Grime's yung hotshot, Royal T, assisted by the likes of Terror Danjah and Roska and guest-starring vox from P Money, Merky Ace, and Ruby Lee Ryder. Since his early releases on No Hats No Hoods and Butterz between 2009-2011, the Southampton-based producer stepped up his game with the gleaming articulations of 'Inside The Ride / Cool Down' for Rinse earlier this year, premiering a super-optimised sound that's in full flight here. The snappy neo-old skool Garage of 'Inside The Ride' and the nitro-fuelled Hard-House jack of 'Cruel To be Kind' herald this "new generation of Grime", one which consolidates the thirst for harder sounds with the hyper-agitated syncopation of Terror Danjah on sweet-but-dangerous 'Music Box' and tribalist technoid swing with Roska on the hardcore swerve of 'Work Your Body'. But it's perhaps most telling that his solo productions lean towards vintage tropes, albeit buffed up with the requisite box-fresh production values, from the plinky '90s house riffs of 'Don't Call Me Baby' to the remarkably Burial-esque melancholy of 'Missing Aurora' and the trance-pop-like surge of closer 'You're Saved' with Ruby Lee Ryder. Like it or not, this is the sound of youth today.