Boomkat Product Review:
Topping off a vintage year for Zomby releases, Hyperdub finally curl out the highly anticipated 'Zomby EP' pressed loud and proud on two discs of black plastic coated in some of the doggone funkiest synthline abuse we've heard all year. The man's mind has been brimming with ideas this year, from his liquid plastic version of Various' 'Hater' to the ridiculously spooned 'Liquid Dancehall' 12", it's become very apparent that the dancefloor is a different place now that Zomby has arrived alognside Rustie, Hud Mo, Ikonika and friends. The introductory track 'Spaceman' has just left us baffled at what rhythm to latch onto as bleeping melodies scroll past a one note skank, in turn revolving around a slo-jack beat, leaving us grinning like loonies at the unhinged danceability of it all. 'Kaliko' stretches the wonky time sigantures right off the page again, with a seemingly freeflowing melody in the finest 'ZigZag' style allowed to spool like it's just been fed a fair ketadose and placed in a children's soft play area. Mad fun. His knack for creating poignantly effective but brief tracks as espoused on 'Where Were You in '92' is revisited on 'Test Me for A reason', with a lamplit 2-step minidrama, which leads us into his most demanded track, 'Aquafresh'. Placed on a pedestal as on the finest examples of 'Wonky' this is pure rudeboy swaggering gear for dudes in tinfoil Nike tracksuits who'd wished Bootsy Collins was their dad. Despite it's 2:30min brevity, this is a sheer funkin' masterclass in wonknology and is probably worth the entry price alone. This sh*t is so fresh we'll be packing in our new thermo bags, and we'd recommend you get it straight in the fridge upon delivery. Stone cold deadly!