Proper vibes on this carnival-style groove from the youthful London producer on Buraka Som Sistema's Enchufada. 'Voyeur' throws down tribal percussion, chopped out snatches of vocal and throbbing sub, with the beats flipping between 4/4 and broken beat rhythms. Another hugely promising jam from an artist who's been catching the ear of Mistajam and Toddla T in recent months.
London-based producer Jason Laidback is best known as one half of funky breakbeat heroes Slyde. Here he takes a fresh look at the broken beat template and delivers a killer blast of washed-out synthwork, perfectly sculpted low-end and spiky percussive cool, all topped off with a wicked little Erykah Badu sample. This is the second release on Laidback's new Nightprowl label, and on this evidence we could be looking at a spawning ground for upfront, forward-thinking breakbeats to rival the Stanton Warriors' reborn Punks imprint.
This song is so stunningly striking it had a physical affect on me, bringing butterflies to my stomach and warming my chest, and prompting me to speak out loud to a room full of no one. Amen breaks, crashing drums, soft chords and a soulful snippet of vocal, before the drop takes us to unexpectedly paced drums which are slightly offset against the piano, creating a beautifully jagged affect. The bass almost unnoticeably slides between gloriously warm to dark and cold. Perfect track.
With a loud and sinister atmosphere, consistent with everything we know of neurofunk connoisseurs Eat Brain, Czech producer Qo returns to the imprint, bringing with him a section of hard-hitting drum patterns and an evil, monstrous bassline. Long time legend Ryme Tyme provides the vocal talent, with a set of conscious bars rather than a quick hook. Mean, fast and aggressive, the lit fuse was definitely attached to a banger.