Youthful London-based producer Toronto is Broken shows off his more outlandish side with this tempo-shifting glitch-hop effort, featuring a tidy vocal about cerebral disorientation from Denver MC BBK. Industrial-strength bass drops segue into brooding synths and tight 100bpm drum work for a strangely addictive drill-bass weird-out. Harrogate duo 601 plump for a "jungle bass" reworking that blends nailgun beats with epic synths and irritating chimp-shriek wobble-bass. I'm not really feeling the remix, but I am planning to set it as my alarm for that impossible-to-beat "shit the bed it's morning" wake-up experience.
Sometimes, the lure of properly deciphering a release is enough to warrant repeated listens and Liar’s 'Scorpio EP' is something I’ve listened to (objectively) a lot. Now, I think I get it, or the bare bones of what the tracks are about at least: essentially they’re club constructions but they’re the bastardised offspring of a hundred club construction ideas at once: equal parts thundering relentless percussion, warped synths and perplexing sampled density that’s kind of spellbinding.
This is a summer smasher, warm with a soulful vocal to hook onto, with barely a snip of an intro to ease you in. There’s an earthy sense of natural experience pouring from this track which adds to its appeal, any bets on the old alias?
Love the slight wonkiness of this — the not-quite mathematical nature of the beats, the way they have feel because they're not inhumanely perfect. Love the subject-matter that flips from spirituality to transcendence to the power of street-level fantasy within the space of a few sharp verses: DOOM aficionados might resent Bishop Nehru's presence on this, and the comparative straight-aheadness of the music but it's great to hear D try something different and for the most part with total success. If you miss out on the soon-drop self-titled debut you're a fool. Learn your mantras.