South Fork have in their very short lifespan already carved quite a reputation for themselves sourcing and delivering to us humble listeners the finest forward thinking bass music available to man. Subcorr first appeared with the snarling electro of Ghost Charmer back in the hazy heat-filled summer of 2013, and now we finally get two sizzling slices of new direction served up - the title track being a haunted excursion into brittle dubby post-hop and "Werk" being both a seismic dollop of warped trap and the highlight of this here EP.
In a broadening of signings for Deep Medi Musik, A Taste Of Struggle (to give them their full title) are a fresh duo with a distinctive cocktail of R&B, dubstep and trip hop that manage to channel the strongest facets of all those genres and arrive at something distinctly leftfield and utterly sensual at the same time. A blunted haze hovers over the low slung beats and woozy chord tones, the heartfelt vocals cutting through the mix with bittersweet tales of modern urban living. Managing a classic approach whilst being surprising at the same time, the wildly fractured piano funk of "What I Need" says all that needs to be said about what a strong debut album this is.