Boomkat Product Review:
Filter Dread marks a decade of decimated grime/UKG with six crooked productions for Bristol’s Sneaker Social Club
The London-based producer sticks to tried ’n tested methods on the ‘Space Beams’ EP with rudely playful results. ‘Talk All Low’ dices with splashy breaks na dwarp bass in a murky slant on early ‘00s breakstep, and ‘Underwave’ trades in slurred sublet shot from the hip. ‘Space Beams’ clocks up his tastiest 2-step swivel, underpinned by cruddiest bass and cartoonish motifs, and ‘Said 888’ slopes off on a dark side mission. ‘Ghost Square’ again plumbs the the raggo corners of breakstep a la Darqwan or Altered Natives with some of his finest choppage, and ‘Data temple’ freaks the mode wildest on a screwed sort of UKG pivot.