Vivod returns for a sixth limited run release with a man at the helm whose name is closely associated with the various endeavours of label founder Ali Renault. Together with Renault and Pete Mangalore, Tommy Walker III founded the Human Shield Record Co. over a decade ago, and he's also had releases on the Cyber Dance label that Ali runs concurrently. So it's little surprise to see Walker III on Vivod and the Relegade EP makes for pleasantly diverse listening. The title track grips the entire A Side and will resonate with fans of Tuff Sherm material, the stuttering beat seemingly always on the point of all out collapse. Face down, "Hill Battle Aftermath" is a cocky electro funk gem that bursts with vivid colour whilst "Reverse Blunt Maestro Cliff" is best described as what happens with you hook up a drum machine and a sub automatic weapon.
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