'My Yout' with Maverick Sabre and 'My Jeep' are the bonus cuts on this EP (that aren't on the mixtape), that make this worth getting old skool retail style. Great beats, nice flows, not earthshaking but compelling throughout.
Two singles dropping here in quick succession from the Apple Pips stable, one from Komon, the other from Arkist, very much the Bristolians du jour, as far as this page is concerned. Komon's two-tracker embraces swooping basslines, dirty, diced vocals and firing garage pianos. Arkist takes an alternate piano route, abstract and jazzy, before embarking on hip-shaking disco devastation that will leave any self-respecting dancefloor a quivering morass of flesh. This pair are quite literally on fire right now. Though obviously not literally.
'Stupid Poignant Shit' is the album Lee Scott is about to drop (following his excellent collaboration with Bill Shakes 'Grumpy Underground Comeback Shit'), and 'Sunshine' provides not only a great preview but also a fond, scabrous farewell to the season gone and the darkness coming. Magnificent miserablism on the mic but it's Ill's production that draws you back again and again to this, each element (bass, beats, very little else) gaining cumulative power precisely from what he DOESN'T do to them. Maximal minimalism at its finest.
A track with an itchy, fidgety quality which slips into the moody, minimal bracket. On only their 9th release Terabyte show they're ready to compete with the big boys.