Delko covers a lot of bases on Slum House. Starting with the intense bass and noisy percussive judders of "Mode", the walls of noise that build and peak throughout the arrangement set the tone for "Echo". As intense as its predecessor, it sees pounding beats support visceral filtering and lost it vocal samples. However, Delko is not just about pounding the listener into submission: on "Rain", a dubbier, more teased out approach is audible, even though the beats are still pounding. Meanwhile the title track offers a form of halfway house, with eerie soundtracks and a malfunctioning robot vocal and insane rave riffs underpinned by slamming dub beats.
New school producer Delko gives the old guard a lesson in how to deliver forceful techno. The title track is bone-crushingly intense as heavy beats underpin layers of bleepy tones, but it doesn't hold a candle to "Useless". A jack-hammer rhythm provides the basis for doubled up claps, epic break downs and discordant waves of twisted metal riffs rollling in like thunder. "Shire" sees Delko unveil his sensitive side (in as much as an artist like him can be understated), wih a shimmering chord sequence providing the backdrop for a plaintive vocal narative. The predatory bassline and heavy acid of "Tape" complete this exemplary package.