Boomkat Product Review:
In hot pursuit of the exceptional debut 12” on his Morph Tracks, Leonce curves back to Night Slugs with five multivalent DJ tools for the dancers - this one's FIRE!!!!!
Coming two years since his addictive ‘Insurgency’ 12”, Leonce’s new batch scales from swanging dembow downstrokes to more spaced out and uptempo pressure and a clashy, cunty vocal cut, all showing off heightened levels of sound design detail.
‘Tripwires’ kicks off on a furtive reggateton slant with slow, reticulated rhythm slinking thru humid atmospheric undergrowth stalked by tribal pipes, and ‘Shutter Drums’ maintains that pace but ramped to lip-biting degrees with muscular EBM bass arps. On ‘Quantanoir’ he pushes the tempo up to a gripping, pendulous U.S. house flow made subtly dramatic with room-scanning bassline and Giallo-esque harpsichord, before ‘Extrapolation’ really commits to new territory with pensile, airborne dreams holding the mid ground in a remarkable, bittersweet amniotic sound sphere, and ’Shade Incarnate’ throws an unnamed vocalist on bashy battery of tribal percussion to rule the ballroom.