Boomkat Product Review:
Weird and wayward R'n'Bass music from the Franco-Brazilian deejay and co-founder of the ClekClekBoom label. Much like the label's previous instalments from Coni and French Fries, Ministre X is ploughing a unique sound, taking inspiration from the UK Bass scene to make mutant, dislocated, yet dancefloor-primed grooves. The A-side 'Calling Me' works warped vocals from Sana Zeineddine with frickled percussion on a slinky 2-step bubble somewhere close to James Blake's Harmonimix edits or a Jamie xx production. B-side 'Just To Please Ya' is more stripped down, slower, creating a brittle-yet-sticky rhythm for sweetened pop/R&B vocal from Romy Sublet, while the odd organ refrain and 2-step glyde of 'Calling Me' features as tidier edit. Smart, this.