"One of my favourite producers; always pushing the boundaries."
I said it the first time I heard it and I’ll say it again: ‘Cold Grip’ feels like Bloom’s taken this whole industrial grime thing way too far. Like, bro, there’s fully no turning back now. I don’t know how you could even match the depth of the 'Hydraulics' EP’s caverns, let alone work to beat it. Still, it’s nice to know the lad hasn’t just been sitting around painting watercolours for the last 18 months...
Honestly, the Chicagoan producer Taskforce’s music sounds like it was purpose made to be remixed by Nguzunguzu. I don’t mean that as the cuss it comes off as, it’s just that Taskforce’s cuts are built from the same sort of brutal steely architecture, so the building blocks are all there already. ‘Domain Awareness System’ and ‘Club Tool’ are prime soundsystem monsters — theres no nervousness and no niceties, just big hard blown-out thunder, purpose-built for impact.
Another release of shimmering beauty from our fave Balearic stable. A little more upfront than some of their previous releases, it draws on global influences and instrumentation, taking a percussive angle throughout its multi-layered production. More cerebral goodness from IF, as you would expect, that sees them sit in the ‘world’ bracket with increasing ease.