Boomkat Product Review:
Merok deliver a remastered vinyl edition of Dro Carey's Tuff Sherm debut full-length, originally pushed out via Bandcamp late last year. More linear than his DC gear, Tuff Sherm finds the Aussie producer dealing in the scuffed, bass-reinforced house sound du jour, but he keep things interesting with a plethora of acoustic drum samples and committedly psychedelic synth licks and sequences. 'Marrow' summons the square-jawed Detroit house of Marcellus Pittman, 'Bunched Ghosts' is suitably creepy ghost-in-the-router dub, and there are some straight-up appeals to the dancefloor on 'Monarch Engineer' and 'Boiled', the latter a pert, abstract techno jacker in the Kyle Hall vein. Other highlights come in the smacked-out ghetto bounce of 'Hawkins File' and weird, teasing interludes like 'Neurobeast'. RIYL Anthony Naples, Mgun, Steve Summers, etc.