|1.||Riko Dan & Joker - "Hard Food" (3:32)|
|2.||Riko Dan & Pinch - "Vibrations" (3:44)|
|3.||Riko Dan & Walton - "Slap It Up" (3:26)|
|1.||Riko Dan & Mumdance - "Hungry" (3:29)|
|2.||Riko Dan & Ziro - "Alright Then" (4:06)|
|3.||Pinch & Mumdance - "Big Slug" (feat Riko Dan - Walton remix) (4:35)|
To mark a century of releases, admirable Bristol imprint Tectonic has served up something rather special: an EP of future bass business that sees long-serving grime MC Riko Dan adding his flow to fresh beats from some of the label's heaviest hitters. Check, for example, the woozy "purple" synths, ragged sub-bass and stepping beats of the Joker-produced "Hard Food", the indsustrial-strength grime assault of the Pinch-produced "Vibration" and the sparse, clandestine rumble of "Hungry", where Riko Dan's gruff patois flow rises above a skeletal groove. Elsewhere, the Ziro-helmed "Alright Then" sounds like a club anthem in waiting, and Walton's remix of "Big Slug" - a previous club cut from Pinch and Mumdance - is an ethereal, string-laden treat.
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