You know that feel when you're walking down a dark alley? Don't turn around. Don't turn around cos you'll panic yourself, and then you'll start running, and then you'll be beyond scared and into pure terror. Spectral, creepy, eerie, that ol' Eric B 'Mahogany' beat used to spookily suggestive effect, Ghost and Danny Brown swapping some truly mindbending rhymes, the whole track holding itself within itself, breathing and sweating like a real living thing, a presence in your day you can't shake from the memory. One of the most M.R.Jamesian hip-hop tracks I've ever heard. Superb.
Depending on how you look at it, ‘Kirk’ is either deep house at its most functional, or progressive at its most soulful. Whatever the case, there’s no denying the immediate appeal this record delivers. Schwartz and Fanizza pick up the baton left by Dusky and run with it, meshing predictable piano twinkles and warped R&B samples with a roar of peaktime emotion.
The work of label boss Pris, this four-tracker adequately explores the depths of tough loop techno with the rolling grunge of 'If She Bends She Breaks' and the banging acid on 'St Elmo’s Fire’ standing out.
Better know as MGUN, this release sees the Detroit producer revert to his real name, but he still delivers the same kind of abrasive, off-the-wall electronics. 'Frosted Lakes' starts with glitchy abstraction but then moves into a tough, pulsing groove. 'Mono Port' is more abstract, a grungy, fuzzy stomper that manages to balance on-the-fly experimentation with a sense of groove. Finally, 'Chip Implemented' is a no-nonsense, pulsing banger, its epic filters and whooshes of wind tailor-made for techno Valhallas like Berghain.