A riveting, pitch-black listen with a superbly chosen arrangement of percussive work. Demolishing kicks and nightmarish ambience feature in equal measure and the whole record is better for its frequent dips into eastern, warlike themes–one to be uncomfortably enjoyed at the back of a dingy basement rave or an industrial warehouse.
Led by detuned blips, a scratchy, almost grating breaks sample, and a bassline as subtle as it is smooth, the track feels as though it’s on the cusp of being danceable, without any of the expected hallmarks of what one might come to expect from a modern dance track.
The transatlantic connections between the UK and US underground music have blossomed in recent years, with a number of collaborations, crews, and labels cropping up as audiences have expanded. DJ Q, Shola Ama, and Hans Glader‘s latest charts a strange course, starting in Huddersfield, England (DJ Q), stopping in London (Shola Ama) before flying stateside…