Coming hot on the heels of his 'Yahoo or the Highway' LP, Lockah’s latest EP continues his 8-bit obsession for all things synth and programmable. There’s a flutter of live musicianship on this outing, however on the whole it sounds like a discarded power play soundtrack from an '80s movie that went straight to VHS. We see where he’s going on the slightly more serious ‘Barcelona Drums’, but other than that it’s rather disposable.
Mate, Cosmin’s defintely not pissing around with the second release on his Fizic label. ‘Uzura’ comes rollicking out of the traps a fiercely overdriven and wantonly possessed thing. It barely lets up the stomp over its six-and-a-half minutes though it's neat how he manages to make a constant throb retain your interest. I’d say ‘Vitriol’ is the calmer cut, but then those feedback pulses start seething around the 90-second mark and that argument dies a static-soaked death.
A fat and stodgy bassline plods its way through this one in a noisy and very Playaz-y fashion. Uptempo and unpretentious jump-up, designed to keep the floor going off. What we’ve come to expect from the Original badboy.
The first snippet I've heard from the soon-dropping multi-collaborative new Rae album 'F.I.L.A'. A straaaange tune — production a weird dreamy mix of silence and slam, motion permanently stalled, cameos swimming in and out, the subject altogether unfathomable. Mad as a box of frogs. Consider yourselves intrigued.