Boomkat Product Review:
Impressively distinctive UK club hybrids of rolling hardcore junglism, juke and dream-pop vox with clinically sharp sound design, by Bristol’s Lucy Helyer - RIYL Auco, $ombi, Sherelle
LCY’s 5th EP on her SZNS7N since 2019, and interim inclusions on Fabric mixes by Sherelle and Overmono, ‘/Y\’ is also her sickest drop yet. Bookended by two pieces of shearing cosmic synth torque, the EP’s main body sees her shapeshift between deftly breezy breakstep and cooing vocal harmonies recalling $ombi in ‘Cherubim’, to a uniquely finessed take on 2-step rave replete with hip-shot hoovers in ‘0nly 0ne’, before really stepping up the pressure with her echoes of breakbeat hardcore spliced with footwork, a la Auco, in the outstanding flex of ‘Whatitcouldbe’, and setting off the fast-fwd rufige of ‘Sacred’ with lush ambient glyde. Innovation > imitation.