His first fresh material since his album Intaference last year, the mysterious Ahmad returns with another lean, mean collab-heavy EP. "Singularity" launches the collection with its graveyard textures and roomy drum arrangement. "Clarion Call" sees him colliding with Gremlinz once again for one of his minimal moments to date; tribal yet sparse, drop this one very carefully. "Bricks" reminds us of Ahmad's dubbier side with its ocean-deep sub lines and readiness to rim shot when required. Finally Ahmad teams up with Dispatch collective DBR UK for the mentasm-primed jungle assault "Grinding Teeth". Bricks don't roll... They smash.
Like Power Rangers, when Level 2 and DJ Chap combine to create their Alibi super-project there isn't a crime that can't be solved in a 1000 mile radius. Superlative and strictly designed for the dance, there's a reason Bryan Gee is so evangelistic about them as the Brazilians lay down four twisted tales that include dirge-like halftime swamp sounds ("The Hornet"), bright and breezy vocal rollers ("Fire") and all-out bass discharge ("Hideaway"). The hype is real.