||2.||"Reez" (Lee Gamble 3rd Rail deconstruction) (4:50)|
Batu fairly owned 2015, launching his own label Timedance as well as landing killer blows for Beneath's Mistry and the excellent Hotline Recordings and this momentum has continued into 2016 with the wonderful Bleeper Feed for Dnuos Ytivil. That 12" landed at the end of January, but Batu clearly has some killer material stockpiled as demonstrated by the suitably named Monolith. Here, Batu presents three examples of his growing prowess for UK bass science, mangling techno into a form that can be described his own. The title track has a touch of that Acido oddness to it, mixed up with rugged UK flavours whilst "Reez" feels less concerned with the dance. Instead it's a chance for Batu to explore sound design and intricate patterns for drums and basslines. It's no surprise that PAN associate Lee Gamble was attracted to the idea of remixing this track, resulting in a wondrous hazy, dubwise fog.
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