Self-professed 'lil yuns' Krimslo come through with a debut release of dark bass rollers for Thomas White and Dear Lola's RAW label. Affiliated with both the Club Interieur and Tomahawk Chop Squad collectives, the brotherly Atlanta pair make their formal RAW debut after remixing CUFT last year and the New Balance EP is a fine display of their rowdy talents. Finding the middle ground between East Coast club music and instrumental grime, Krimslo dip through tempos with a beguiling rudeness across the four original tracks and demonstrated an understanding of rhythmic dynamism and bass sound design that is crucial in the club. Fellow Atlanta producer Letres2K pops up to deliver a hyperactive take on "Glide Conquest" as a finale.
Tissues at the ready: Thomas White and Dear Lola's RAW imprint hits its second anniversary and the Montreal duo are celebrating with a stunning extensive EP with four originals and four stunning remixes. Writhing in the most poignant, minor-chord realms of the beat scene, trap and hip-hop, their sadboi hat is pulled tightly over the brows as we flicked through reflective moments... The WEEKND-style slumber slouch of "Trippin", the jazzy splashes of soulful intro of "Give You Up", the outer planetary amen fracturisms of "I Know", this list goes on. The remixes are equally emotional. Highlights include Dave Luxe burning additional rings round Saturn with his twist on "BB" and Shake It Maschine & Mr Pigman injecting a juke attitude to "I Know". Turn that smile upside down.