Badman Bou is in the house! Making his debut on Serum's impeccable label Souped Up label, it's nothing but four tracks of absolute sonic lava. "Mankind" is all drone and no moan as a metallic bass textures scrapes itself over some slinked-out rolling breaks, "Higher" sees him teaming up with Current Value (who he actually inspired to write a whole album without realising) for a technoid pumper with venomous springy stabs, "It's A Trap" is all about the rubber ball bass shots and flagrant cheekiness before "No Love" bids us adieu with another powerful tunnelling metallic bass drone. Lovely stuff.
There is little which Brandon Coleman cannot do, especially when it comes to anything remotely to do with the piano and jazz. The unpredictable producer has only released one album under his name, 2015's Self Taught, so this new single for Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder feels like the right move at the right time. "Giant Feelings" features Patrice Quinn and Techdizzle on the 1s and 2s, with the trio all coming together with a deep, mystical excursion that manages to cross many boundaries within the jazz framework, both rich in beats and movement but also placid enough to make you float high up above the clouds. Excellent stuff.