Boomkat Product Review:
Released in 2020, this pneumatic two-tracker form Durban's Illumination Boiz is just as essential as their debut, a lead-weight lesson in bass science and tense fwd momentum for fans of DJ Lag, Scratchclart, Menzi and Phelimuncasi.
'Tribal Warfare' might be the most obvious clutch on this one - it's the track that screams "gqom" the loudest, and centers all the elements Illumination Boiz are best known for: reverb-doused snares, cyclic chants, lysergic risers and that belly-pounding sub bass. But it's 'Core Tribe' that really piques our interest, blending a dembow-ish syncopated throb with mad-eyed beat FX, whistles, dub techno womps and frenetic snares. Brilliant.