Bristol continues to lead the way when it comes to mutant strains of bass music, as this debut EP from newcomer Lamont on the city's Durkle Disco imprint proves. "Far Away" is a strong debut, with sharp synth strings, exotic sitars and subtle chords riding jaunty sub-bass and hard-to-pigeonhole post-dubstep beats (somewhere between 2-step garage and dubstep). The remix package is particularly strong, too, with Zed Bias delivering a warped and heavy two-step interpretation, and Foresaken dropping a sparse but intense, bruk-meets-breakcore rework. Throw in similarly impressive remixes from Hi5Ghost (discordant vocal samples and skittering beats) and Oh91 (grime-meets-two-step), and you've got an excellent EP.
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