Bouncy, squidgy dancefloor Jump Up, a la Heist is the order of the day as the first of the contributions on Co-Lab various artist compilation. SFX fit for a hyped console game are placed next to a heavy and solum church bell, along with other necessary jump up vox featuring 'the robotic male' and 'the orgasmic female groan'. This track has an element of Hazardness about it which of corse can only be a good thing.
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.
A band made up of a Japanese ex-punk singer, Swedish hockey player-turned-guitarist and a British hip-hop fan sounds quite an intriguing prospect, and the fact their EP is on Record Makers makes for even more reason to give it a spin. 'Fire' is a kind of down-tempo late nighter and Kasper Bjorke brings out a darker and more restrained feel in his remix, which is the best of the bunch included here.
TK's next album 'Gravitas' drops in early December and this is the first leak from it. 'The Wormhole' is produced by that man Oh No again and has some great elements (esp. the fuzzed up Coup-style guitar riffs) but somehow doesn't quite hang together in any way that's satisfying. I do like the way what starts as a rap about the illuminati ends up with a far clearer political purpose, speaking of which: a memo to ALL rappers — rapping about the Illuminati might endear you to 15-year-old 4chan-addicted assholes but anyone with two or more braincells to rub together will immediately file this alongside 9-11 'truth' and other assorted dipshittery. Half-witted. Half great.