Boomkat Product Review:
NYC’s PTP look to LDN’s Endgame for the hypertropical pressure systems of Savage - a big look for fans of Kamixlo, Florentino, Príncipe, M.E.S.H.
Slow, sexy and razor sharp, Savage tucks a wealth of worldly club influence tight in-the-pocket, showcasing a hypermodern sound most associated with Bala Club - the night which he runs with Kamixlo and Uli-K - and likewise London’s Endless, run by Nkisi and Lexxi.
The title riddim fits almost funereal, baroque melodies on a taut tarraxho undercarriage, before 1 Night Riddim gets under the skin, up in the head with ghostly synth voices, prickling far Eastern melodies and airborne reggaeton triplets like some mystic, latinate Actress piece.
XOX follows on a dry but bubblin’ dancehall tip mixing crisp EBM-style percussion and digickal harpsichord curdling to a sort of mutant sino-grime groove, and NXN leaves us locked into slow-mo, belly-tightening tarraxo.