Zha's White Peach Records now present the Ice Chirps EP by Shudan, following up his Arctic Games EP. He turns the heat up a notch with four wonderful grime tunes here. First up "Neko Riddim" incorporates some lush Oriental music influences before he unleashes the rip-snorting bassline fury at street level. "Amaterasu" is more wonky, straight ahead grime business with rapid fire, trap hi-hats and bouncy horn leads comin' right at ya! Finally, the title track goes for some kind of hyperaware and contorted take on pop music (much the PC Music crew are known to do) with an interesting take on lo-end dynamics, merging with yet more Oriental aesthetics and lush ambience. Wicked sound design happening here!
London beatcrafter Shudan returns to White Peach after making his debut on their anniversary release last September. Now armed with his first full-flavoured EP we get a real taste of his styles: from the wavy airs and graces of "Fushigidane" we're suddenly hurled into a stark, dark world of razor riddims, bashy beats and a really cool sweary samples. From the straight-up bubble brutality of "Arctic Garms" to the D&B inspired bass ripples of "TM13", Shudan makes his mean and masterful message clear.