Car Crash Set is up with some crazy new sounds by their new badboy, Secundus. The young producer has done nothing but impress since he's landed on the imprint, instilling his own version of grime and nu-bass with great effect. This six-pack EP is a lesson in bass-making, twisting and winding all sorts of sci-fi sounds with a wide range of beats and breaks. This is a continuation of the UK hardcore continuum, along the lines of the Chicago footwork equation and, yes, the TRAP virus that has afflicted masses of dancers over the last few years. Quality assured.
Washington's instrumental grime platform Car Crash Set Ice Rink get busy down under with emerging Aussie beatsmith Secundus. Eager to show both sides to his palette, Secundus tells a tale of two halves; "Airstrikes" hits hard with sharp steps, a haunted arpeggio and a pensive sense of tension while "Ruin" soundtracks the aftermath; slower, more introspective and poignant than its precursor, there's a barbed wave sound breezing throughout. Chill.