Throat Dub (The Hieroglyphic Being Experience 9) - (9:29) 144 BPM
A new alias for Kate Wax finds the Border Community and Mental Groove cohort delivering a second single for Danse Noire that builds on her malevolent vision of bass music as played out by a hard techno demon. "Hakken Dub" works off some brutal, bloated kick blasts and a pitch black atmosphere in which to fire off controlled spits of delay and reverb, the echoes creating a skank in the rhythm when it isn't being decimated by a rugged breakdown interruption. "Throat Dub (Tool)" meanwhile is a daring offering that will get creative DJs in a lather, as some unanchored monolithic throat singing stretches over nine minutes with subtle shifts in tone and timbre. IVVVO takes "Hakken Dub" into a typically leftfield hardware house headspace, and then Hieroglyphic Being brings some troublesome treatment to bear on "Throat Dub" with a jagged attitude and some dishevelled electro somewhere in the mix.