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NYC’s Worst Behavior Recs play hard with a barrage of 160bpm heaters by Addison Grove, Toumba, Doctor Jeep, and more
The label’s 4th compilation in six years of promoting raves and hustling music is symptomatic of a need for anything goes, so long as it’s fast and bassy, in the dance right now. Clear highlights are thrown down in the rhythmelodic tuned percussion of Addison Groove’s ’160 Cowbells’, the darting Levantine rhythms of Toumba’s ‘Gasab Sokkar’, and the warped Ray Keith flex of ‘Spacemaker II’ by Dotor Jeep and Farsighted, while label head Anna Morgan tempers the flow with ‘Pop That’ featuring vocal samples stabbed on a ghetto-house groove, as does the bucking funk of Bastiengoat.
The rest is grist to the mill of tempo-locked box jockeys running the line from juke and electro to footwork and jungle, with by-numbers dynamos in Yunna’s pad-laden amen juker ‘She’s Gone’, the Reese-bassed rolige of A-0, and spicy chops of ‘Diggity’ from Nikes & Sharawi.