Terror Danjah, Acid

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Terror Danjah and Hyperdub seem like a neat fit. One of grime’s finest and most innovative beatmakers was given a fitting retrospective on Planet Mu in 2009, and here he delivers his debut on Kode 9’s equally innovative label. For those that listened to Gremlinz (The Instrumentals 2003-2009) or any of Danjah’s After Shock productions, you’ll know what to expect. Mr Danjah crafts gold out of the detritus of electronic music. Rave sirens, the trademarked Gremlin sample, and piano house riffs are recontextualised into a broken carnival of beats that are recognizably his own.

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“Acid” opens with a zinging rave moan that spills out into a spaghetti junction of bleeps, cruches, and that ever present, somewhat menacing chuckle. “Pro Plus” (featuring DOK) sees Danjah aim squarely for the dance floor, delivering the goods in an off-kilter 4/4 exercise. Marimbas mix with slabs of bass to form an eerie voodoo house style, saturated with flair. Whether your ‘avin it large or in search of more digestible fare, this Hyperdub/Danjah pairing should do the job just fine.

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