Boomkat Product Review:
Grimy, technoid feminine pressure from the renamed Twwth (fka Teeth) on his and Desto's excellent Signal Life label. As with their previous editions from Visionist, Kowton, LAS and themselves, the 'Thousand Million EP' finds a sweet spot between sleek European techno, gruff UK grime and the rudeness of US club music. Whilst built around similar elements of gut-punch bass, rippling 808s and iced-out stabs, the vocal samples make a clear dichotomy: topside 'Naomi XX' sweetens gully swagger with a darkly sensual breakdown and female R&B stab intoning "it's automatic", whilst 'Boy You Down With It' swings to crisp, angled 8-bar drums and 3-step R&B vocal with lushest pads to close; flipside, 'Thousand Million' ramps the darker intensity with Jamaican gangsta chat and cold, militant grime-techno funk, and 'Sweet Nectar' jams with a fibrillating, ruffneck 808 swerve. RIYL Night Slugs, Aleqs Notal, Kowton, etc.