Since bursting into business a few months ago with the stampy Work EP, the tital track an inventive blend of claps and grainy shouts, the powerful match up of Bobmo and Surkin have distilled their sound into an momentous EP of contrasts. With Bobmo bringing the beats and Surkin the synth, the synergy between them creates something different all together, but it is really the restraint which characterises the release. It’s a bastard child of garage, techno and dubstep which utilises these components with some killer vocals and convential song structure to craft a stand out cross genre banger.
The Machine is a moody swinger with some serious Night Slugs action going on, Chords a floaty progression of ethereal synth but it is The Bim Bam Song which is the standout track in the collection. An underivative miasma of biting hits and a mesmerising use of vocal samples, it could be a bit too much for some people and almost evokes slowed down juke.
Progessive and catchy as fuck, it could prove to be the jewel on the crown for the EP, if it weren’t for Mind Games, a rolling foot stamper, once again utilising a vocal sample to an almost hypnotic level. Carrying on the aggressive approach to the BPM that Streetwise takes, the song pounds through to a monstrous second drop where the stabs of synth coalesce with an evolved beat and the mantra to provide a gully riddim… if you were to put it in those terms. Absolute pleasure to mix but all stand alone tracks, get it.