Boomkat Product Review:
Hardcore extractions from Tim Reaper and Blog To The Oldskool/8205 Recordings bossman Devnull. Bridges the gap between messy vintage heat and contempo subwise precision.
Prolific East London jungle mainstay Tim Reaper is back on Lobster Theremin with long-time mate Devnull in tow. For those that remember, Devnull has been a key figure in the breakcore scene and has been holding the torch for jungle in the USA for years. Here he adds his veteran's flair to Reaper's giddy, virtuoso euphoria on opener 'Anytime', a track that harks back to the "Logical Progression" days but avoids cheese, retaining a good level of grit.
Reaper goes it alone for rave heater 'Who Run It' and title track 'Teletext', memorializing the long-forgotten pre-web BBS-alike TV service with a spooky jammer that sounds like a vintage sci-fi theme retooled for a forest party. Devnull pops up again on closer 'Give It 2 Me' opening with fathoms-deep synth pads before slowly erupting into a propulsive hard dance beater. There's a lot of breaks-adjacent shite peppering the datastream right now, bt this is solid.