Very big tunes forthcoming on Pi Electronics. Do not miss.
An instrumental/beat based around a bike chain sample! Making the ‘grinding’ of beat making literal. Pure genius. The album is dope too. I’m particularly into the first two cuts, produced by Thook. Pure red eye business, dripping with louche, hydroponic street smarts. You don’t even have to inhale to feel baked off this.
And speaking of dusted business, I only just discovered Earl Sweatshirt a while back. I’m always behind with hip hop. This tune off his 2015 album “I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside’…
Pinchos delivers two locked down tight, 128bpm numbers on Loefah’s Swamp 81 label (which I hadn’t checked in a long while – forgotten he had his own label even). I didn’t think too much of them on first listen but I’ve been mucking about with them in the mix and they’re growers. What I like about them is their versatility, how they successfully skirt being ‘proper’ (plod) Dubstep or being sucked into the techno black hole. You can mix them out of full on noisey nosebleed stuff, or into sparser, deeper blunt intensity. Both ways work just as well.
Proper. Lanky and loose, knuckle dragging, lumber step that somehow calibrates the right amount of abstract with ultra heavy weight groove and pitched low syrupy percussion oozing in the reverb. I love the way the beat in ‘Avet’ just cuts out completely half way through (2:32) to deliver deep exhales of near catatonic baked perfection.
Some choice cuts off this latest compilation; Unhuman, Mondkopf, but Manni Dee’s contribution is particularly relentless; full on hiss, grit and broken beat bounce that unleashes an infectious, industrialised, Rotterdam Termination Source-esque ‘Poing’ with lashings of dub chamber white out.
Charecteristic gravitational lensing, polyrhythmic, rotating Parker loop treatment. Strap in and glide down that wormhole.