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Subkilla is back on the Subground imprint, fusing genres together with intricate, tight percussive grooves and heavy sub drops, featuring a euphoric trance lead breakdown and old school male vocal.
Welsh producer Jay Robinson drops a brooding slice of breakbeat electronica, a track that rises up from the depths with lilting pads and an elegant keyboard refrain while deep sub fills out the low-end frequencies. To be honest, the instrumental mix works better than the full vocal cut, the Ragga Twins' energetic toasting seeming strangely out of place over the gentle, mesmerising beats on offer.
'The Good Fight' is Oddisee's soon-come album and 'That's Love' is the lead single off it. You can almost feel summer being beckoned forth in the grooves, the undulating Roy Ayers suppleness, the squashy Hammond organ, the bubbly Stevie-style keyboards, the insistence of the repetition. O himself drops some beautifully measured, fearlessly honest rhymes about the myriad insanities and torturous self-flaggelation of love and its aftermath. A hip-hop track about love that actually leaves you, through sheer dint of charm and warmth, feeling unfeasibly warmed up, even in England. Superb.