Review: Coming up through labels like Church, Rhythm Section International and now Black Acre, FYI Chris - aka Chris Coupe & Chris Watson - do Peckham proud with the release of their debut LP. Traversing acid, post-punk, jazz, techno and weirdo house, Earth Scum's 12 tracks, it's been said, play, "on cultural references and close connections - from their adored local hub Rye Wax and features Mancunian punk poetry from Thick Richard and grass-roots collaborations with fellow South Londoner, MC Pinty." With a strong spoken word, at times nihilistic approach, to poetry taking hold, the album also includes collaborations with Simeon Jones and highlights from the album include "Tempora", "Outie feat. DJ Morris", "Green Paraquet" and album closer "Scum Of The Earth feat. Thick Richard".
Review: A producer to go down in the folkloric pages of the UK's deep dubstep and soundsystem culture through releases on label like Deep Medi, Hotline Recordings and Black Acre, it's the latter that's housed the producer's darkly motifs and sub frequencies this last half-decade. Stakeout provides a follow up to this year's already lauded Loan Shark EP, with Stakeout here offering heavily swung percussive fields, dubbed out synths and reflections of new music experimentalisms in " Transit" alongside the subterranean rhythms, amplifier gristle and expletive samples of "Crooked Law". With the EP seemingly playing with masked themes of jungle warfare that sits somewhere between the smokey hip hop of Cypress Hill and the Prodigy's "Minefields", Commodo once again pulls the mask down and goes deep behind enemy lines in the title-track with a touch of strangeness and funk.