Different label boss Dexta is taking an outing to None60 to release some seriously sinister business. The drums slowly march off with the crazed, murderous calm of Michael Myers. The simple melody adds another layer of horror film chic, and layered with the muffled, heavily manipulated voice mumbling incoherently in the background, this is some seriously scary shit. Dark and dirty bass cuts in for occasional short, sharp stabs before really going in hard at the drop.
Two standout figureheads, in the genre of the disco-edit, collude and show us exactly how it’s done. Yorkshire crate-digging crew, Joe’s Bakery invite Moton’s Diesel and Dave Jarvis to their label for an EP of edits that finds ground between club play and hi-fi spin; chopping up '80s synth jams, sparkling disco oddities and heady, Balearic tones. If you’re a little confused as to where to head next in this often over-subscribed field, then I suggest towards this exemplary release.
The second EP from this producer on Fine Grains, the first inspired by Slavic nightmares, whereas this one transports itself in the opposite direction to the southern Asiatic lands of India. And boy, do you know it. The six tracks are a superb cacophony of exotic riddims spiced with expert bass manoeuvres, with a respectful reference to Indian culture and ambience. Slackk and Morgan Zarate chip in decent remixes to boot.
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.