French label B.YRSELF Division like to spoil its listeners rotten; you rarely get less than about six tracks per release. "...So Below" is the second release by the seriously shady Changez and it actually forms the second half of a debut album (the first half being last year's "As Above..."). With another seven quality ventures into a variety of styles - highlights being the tragic and weary RnB/trap of "Gone", the moody skip beats and chipmunk vocals of "Utopz" and the deep retro house of "Every Way"- it all adds up to an impressive long player.
B.YRSLF Division presents yet another unknown artist in the form of Changez, a producer sharing the same enthusiasm for ghetto bass and footwork as his labelmates. Across the seven tracks offered here he shows himself to be a dab hand at all manner of futuristic house styles; "Body Form" is built around a snarling bass riff and soft key hits, "Switched" offers a shimmering piece of driving 80s influenced house, and "Holding On" even touches ballroom with its stripped back drums and vocal repetition. However, our pick is the snarling acid jam "Foamed", which sounds like it's been made with a decaying 303 that was found in the gutter.
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