Boomkat Product Review:
10 years young, NAAFI run the urgent debut of Bapari with four tracks of gnashing hardcore breaks and trance synths for the all night crew
Hitting harder than practically nothing else on NAAFI, Bapari’s ’Stamina’ session strikes somewhere between styles plied by Minimal Violence, Cera Khin and Julian Andreas, wielding monstrous kicks, gurn-force supersaw leads and steel-tipped breaks like a fantasy late ‘90s warehouse party.
With its brooding melody, zippy breaks and rushy vamps ‘Drifter’ sets the mood for the clear peak time winner ‘Thrust’ to burst thru with PCP-esque kick drum trample and throaty acid signals stacked with teeth-edge trace lead. On ‘Reload’ we can detect more of Bapari’s Latin heritage and more typical NAAFI tropes in its offbeat slam, while the bashy breaks nod to inspiration from late ‘90s big beat and The Matrix soundtrack, and our fave ‘Vanish’ sends it reeling with a wicked offbeat trance driver benefiting from an ace, trembling jaw vocal motif.