played by:Ben Sims, Billy Nasty, Skudge, Cedric Maison (Hypercolour), Charlton, Dan Lodig, Juno Recommends Techno, Jamie Behan (Bastardo Electrico), Nick Dunton, Nicholas, DJ Bruce Lee, Rivet, Sev Dah
The Skudge Presents series has given us some of the finest doses of techno this year, and this new 12" by the enigmatic Rivet is yet more proof of their undeniable knack for associating themselves with some of the most forward-thinking artists around. Title track "Grifter" kicks off with a chunky 4/4 beat amid delays and effects but rapidly takes a turn for the unexpected and we're soon faced with a vicious electro bassline filled with crispy jungle break samples. "Sundry" also makes a clear reference to the jungle era by using smart, glitchy breakbeats and once again develops into something unpredicted. Haunting strings and dark melodies are moved along by an hypnotic, progressive beat and although deeper than the A-side it's probably the more interesting of the two. Yet more great stuff from the impeccable Swedish label.
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