As the imprint enters its centenary year they celebrate their continued success with a debut release from FD. A soulful and jazzy roller with Sunday morning listening stamped all over it.
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.
Big bouncy mainstream dubstep from the BA boys. ‘Zombie Hunter’ keeps it cool and rowdy with a distinctly gangsta flex, rinsed with the usual mid-range squelches, screeches and distortion. ‘Boston Shit’ flips upside-down for a twerk-off, and ‘Laser Up’ ratchets up the vibe further, whilst the Habstrakt remix fails to beat it.
Swooping down into the blackened abyss, a flash of colour, a flex of muscle, the strong line of a granite jaw cutting through the smog, you can just make out the Marvel-esque features of Chris Finke’s Bodyjack as he scoops this good but rather aimless EP out of the volcano of forgotten house 12”s and into the realm of something vaguely, but thankfully, danceable. Long live the Bombastic Mr Bodyjack.