Following on from the in demand Subliminal Kid release earlier this year, this sick new EP from label boss Matt O'Brien serves up a fulsome diet of deep, dark and mindbogglingly wonky house and techno, in a release that is the apex of Matts production skills to date.
Kicking off, the aptly named "The Gauntlet" throws down fuzzily tweaked and flanged raw beats, married to dizzying, tremulous synths, dark side stabs and general dance floor frenzy.
"Dodaso" flips the script, sounding like a million orthogonal genres colliding and combining in deep dub sub space, underpinning the delicate melody while splurges of colour obliterate your senses. This is very different to anything else out there and will appeal to a wide range of DJ's and floors.
Rounding off the EP, "Blackwood Freestyle" at first sounds deceptively simple, hiding its dark secrets like an insane clockwork puzzle, unfolding like Hell Raiser's lament configuration with each listen revealing unimaginable contortions that pull you further into the groove.