Review: North Carolina duo Clicks & Whistles return on Kastle's Symbols Recordings, trading in the southern hip-hop style of previous releases for high energy footwork. "2 Much Higher" combines chopped up chords, synth flutes and tumbling snares in a 150BPM package with a murky and mangled vocal, while "Hightower" repeats the formula with a more lush set of synth tools and jazzy melody. "Waiting 4" meanwhile sounds like a lost cut from Machinedrum's Room(s), combining frenetic percussion and a warm sidechained backdrop as contrast to the sirens going off in the background. Finally, Canadian producer XI turns in a moody 2-step tinged house remix of "2 Much Higher", inverting the bright tones of the original into something more greyscale.
Review: New on Tittsworth and Ayres' T&A label, Southern duo Clicks and Whistles drop a hazy, low slung bass gem in the form of "Neva Get Caught". With a crunky, purple vibe to the slow pitch-shifting pads and a 808 kit straight out of Girl Unit's folder, "Neva Get Caught" is a big winner, as is the accompanying "Raw Passion" which sits nicely against recent releases from Joy O and Pearson Sound. Mixes from the label bosses, as well as are dark banger from Starks & Nacey, make this a hugely essential bass release.