Weatherall flips brother Noel’s latest single with the High Flying Birds into a tense, building and hypnotix fix for the death disco.
A brostep torch song if there ever could be a thing. It’s a living, breathing monster of a dubstep track that’s been fed on sidechain potions and electrocuted with some sort of weather system-harnessed lighting bolts — ‘Distress Signal’ is an uncomplicatedly blunt instrument of bassy venom. ‘Rewind’ is a little more subtle, channelling the old skool ways, which is much welcomed after the intensity of track A.
Seasoned singer/songwriter Colonel Red, having last appeared with the cream of the now-defunct broken beat scene, crops up here with a darker, typically soulful but more introspective follow-up EP. Worth a listen.
Mighty Russian breakbeat queen Lady Waks here teams up with Spain's Mutant Breakz for a ravey dose of 808 boom. Vocalist Kathika, of hyped UK festival circus nutters Slamboree, drops a rough-and-ready rap vocal while searing trap-style drops raise the energy levels. Then it's on to the killer chorus, Kathika's laidback urban cool blowing up over '90s-style keys and classy synth work. A floor filler for sure.