The lead track on this EP by Bristolian producer Boofy perfectly captures his take on instrumental grime, with a tune that is a wreck of nerves laced with paranoid synths. 'Warzone' begins where the last track ends and ups the ante on sinister mechanical beats and apocalyptic atmosphere. There are two remixes too: Hi5ghost goes for demented hard beats and Nativ keeps it simple with some classic tropical 4x4 action.
Nottingham's Killjoy claims he makes 'grimey UK bass music'. We think he's selling himself short with both his name and self-description - these tunes are more likely to bring joy to a party and they cover a bit more musical ground too. "Memories" takes a 4x4 wobble groove and applies some classy funk for good measure. Sticking with the wobble bass, "Tangle", goes harder and even throws in some string stabs, while the dubby "Inaudible Badness" takes us to more tropical climes.
On this formidable four-tracker for Tumble Audio, would-be Jedi Master Sergic channels the spirit of the Cantina Band (that's the alien band from Star Wars, fact fans) for an all-out, light saber-wielding aural assault on the senses. "Jedi" itself boasts a warning from Obi-Wan himself over the kind of robust, darkside grime rhythm over which Darth Maul would clearly approve. Sergic's remix of Majora's "Boss Key" delivers more of the same unsettling mind tricks, while Filthy Vicars revisit the classic days of 8-Bar grime on their rolling, darting rework of "Bulletproof". If that's not enough to get the Jedi juices flowing, the EP also features a dancefloor-bating remix of the same track from I Killed Kenny, loaded with serious low end pressure.
Nottingham/Leeds duo, Sergic and Lyka arrive in fine style here with their debut release on their own label Tumble Audio. "Bulletproof" is a pumping, breaky beast that sounds like bullets bouncing off the armour of an angry robot. Meanwhile "Shame' is all skippy beats, housey percussion and dubby bass, while "Glod" ups the tempo for some wobbly 4 x 4 fun.
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