Review: Kr!z follows his 2019 debut by teaming up with the like-minded Pfirter for this no-nonsense split release. Kr!z drops the pounding "Imperative Needs", where rattling chain mail percussion underpins relentless tonal bleep sequences. Meanwhile on "Malice", the Token boss delivers a galloping groove that acts as the basis for a series of droning electronic riffs - it sounds like an early 90s Plus 8 track on steroids. Pfirter goes harder and heavier with "Tomorrow", where pummelling kick drums underpin a firing steel-plated rhythm, while rounding off this peak-time EP are the dense claps and pulsating, dubbed out chords of "Purification".
Review: Token has sensibly made all of the tracks from Kr!z debut commercial mix available in an unmixed format. The Belgian label has put out a wide range of music, and its owner represents its diversity well on this selection. With the inclusion of Xhin's twisted, abstract rhythms, the plaintive ambience of Inigo Kennedy's 'Obsidian' and Surgeon's electro take on Grovskopa's "Sex & Violins", the compilation shows the label's reflective side. However, Token is first and foremost a dance floor label and Introspective includes the insane drones of Ctrl's "Sockets", Rodhad's spooky "Spomeniks", the glacial trance of Inigo Kennedy's "Cathedral" and the deranged tonal assault that is Makaton's "Endless Revolt".
Review: That Sapyens imprint is kind of killing it with the bass moves at the moment, shooting new artists across our charts, week in and week out. K.R. UFO has landed himself a spot on the catalogue, making this the producer's second EP to date and another fine assemblage If trap-laden dance sounds. "Burning Fire" stops and starts it's groove amid a wave of chopped up vocal samples and general percussive slewing that we know how to get down with; "Easy" is the moodier of the two cuts, kicking off with a slower tempo and sitting closer to the r&b end of the scale. Both prime trap bangers, in our books!