With his 12" for Swamp81 and single for Ten Thousand Yen providing some of the best bass releases of the year, Mickey Pearce's return to Loefah's label is something of a cause for excitement at Juno HQ. The fantastic artwork - which we're guessing explicitly references the classic Face magazine covers of the 90s - is worth the price alone, but thankfully the tracks are just as good; "Numb Nut (Soft Brain)" is a kicking fusion of minimal afro rhythms, abstract vocals and reverb-heavy tones held together with an indistinct bass glue, while "Socks Off" offers a similarly brilliant take on the grime-inspired formula, combining sinister strings and threatening vocals with heavy toms and malfunctioning handclaps. We're promised an album from the producer next year - on the strength of these tracks it should be something to look forward to.
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