Review: We have been very impressed with the output of Glome Sound over the last six months, a label that refuse to abide by the norms of electronic music, always looking to expand the boundaries in style. This new four tracker from Flaw does just that as we kick off with the high energy breaks and colourful rhythmic inputs of the title track 'Link', before the more progressive, rolling composition of 'Talk' wades into play. To round off the originals, we take a taste of 'Fela', an uber groovy percussive masterpiece, perfect for a summertime lounge. On remix duty, Mulengasound arrives for a glittering remake of the title track 'Link', supplying a great contrast for the project as a whole.
Review: Over the years we feel that the 877 imprint has played a pretty crucial role in the overall evolution of bass music nationwide, holding some of the most talked about releases of the last ten years within their catalogue. This latest outing showcases their ability to advance with the times as Dan Miles lands firstly with the shuffling drum designs and haunted vocal processing of 'Chord'. The syncopated rhythms and skippy textures of the title track 'Sly' then combine eclectic soundscapes with intricate grooves for a wavy second feature, followed by the moogy arpeggios and stiff kicks of 'Lip Service'. Finally, the crunchy drum designs and warbling bass tones of 'Salt Riddim' see us out in style.