Review: Bringing a new dialogue to the Los Angeles beat scene is Little Snake, a digital augmenter of future bass making and cut up sounds, telling stories of simulation and deconstruction through fascinating arrays of fragmented sound that feels as though it's being pulled apart by the forces of an unknown cosmos. Like a little snake the artist's sounds dives deep down the rabbit hole; tracks like "III. 4.62287ARMED" make you feel as though you're caught in the alternative universe of a ballerina's box, next to the ever changing time signatures and spatial arrangements of "II. ETH2.22". Find rhythmic, classical and alien ambience in "I. OYU3.33REA" and high-pitched, high-grade sound design in "IV. REACTOR0.93713". Cutting edge future music from where the fuck?
Review: What an incredible selection we have on our hands here as we see the Normark label boss and electronic music pioneer Amon Tobin A.K.A "Two Fingers" release his first album under his double-digit alias since "Stunt Rhythms" nearly 8 years ago. The tracklisting for this one is nothing short of phenomenal, with the styles ranging far and wide between the super experimental bass twists of 'Boss Rhythm' to the more conventional half-time synthesizer slaps and jungle-like percussive genius of 'Rockyou Feelit'. The project is a triumph in all areas and that is putting it lightly, with our highlights including the stunning sound design of 'You Ain't Down', the dynamic rhythmic expressions of 'Nuff Swizz Rhythm' and of course the title track 'Fight! Fight! Fight!', which deploys demonic basslines combined with quirky vocal lines and jangling drums with magnificent results. Amazing Stuff!
Review: Brainfeeder as a project have been known to bring together the weird and wonderful, more often than not supplying the world with stunning original music. This latest compilation from them celebrates 10 years of the label, putting Flying Lotus's visions into reality. We explore previously undiscovered realms of futuristic hip hop production, with immediate stand outs being the the unpredictable neurotic drum crunches of 'Delusions' from Little Snake, along with the pulsating drum work and 4x4 flavours of 'Squaz' courtesy of Ross From Friends. Another shout out has to go to FlyLo himself as he teams up with Busdriver for a super skat heavy run out on 'Ain't No Coming Back'. This one is a fantastic listen from start to finish.