It's a West Mids ting as bassline don Bassboy links up with up and coming duo TC4 (another name in the endless list of next generation producers coming from the region, it is a serious hotbed for talent right now). TC4's influence seems to be a calming one as Bassboy slows the pace and lets the groove do the talking on "Zola". Given the exotic vocal we doubt that this is a tribute to the little Italian footballing maestro, nevertheless it displays just as much flair, flicks and tricks as the diminutive striker did in his prime. Tribal house rhythms and UK funky flavours with just an air of US Garage in there. If this is what we can expect from Roska's RKS Dubz moving forward then the sub label might just become the primary brand!
This EP marks the Klakson label debut of Privacy, a Berlin-based machine freak who has previously impressed via releases on Lobster Theremin, Klasse Wrecks and Valcrond Video. Across the course of four fine tracks, the producer explores the world of electro, doffing a cap to a number of sub-genres along the way. So, while the skittish and excitable "Four Lo" sounds like a "braindance" era Rephlex throw-down, the slower, dirtier and spookier "U Can Tell" sails closer to dark electro territory. Then "NCSC" combines punchy electro drums with the trademark arpeggio bass and spacey synthesizer melodies of Italo-disco, while the fast-paced "Shove" sounds like a long lost Dexter classic.