Yip Wong has done nothing but impress since his first EP's started coming out on Project Mooncircle, and his material under the Deft banner has given us consistently high levels of freshness and experimentation. Moreover, Wong always manages to add soemthing personal to his bass amalgamations, thereby rendering them both powerful and alluring. "For Sudden" is the perfect example, a broken bass scorcher with an Eastern sort of chime to it, while "Cronx" sounds like across between Madlib and Mala, so not exactly a bad combination. "Ivory Tusk" stutters its sharp bass knives all over the shop, and "Sesame Street" sees Deft team up with Thebis and Touchy Subject for a jazzier sort of moment that sounds just right; "Cat Life Thief" ties things off with a placid touch, a gentle wave of harmonics that dissolves the anger of the previous tracks away.
Not to generalise or anything, but Touchy Subject is an absolute badman! With an extensive smorgasbord discog going back a few years now on labels as disparate as Astrophonica and Twizted Movements, here we find him returning to Rua with four more beguiling system-shaking hybrids. 'The General' is proper sci-fi dance hall with the flabbiest of basslines you'll see this side of the pastie factory. It's followed by the purring rootsical rolling dub workout "Seek & Find", an ultra sinewy and venomous "Shudder" and, finally, the head-scratchingly beautiful shuffles of and skitters of "Turnt Up". Unique.