Ever since the news broke that Instra:mental's Alex Green was to take on the guise of Boddika for his slower tempo, house and electro style productions, we've been foaming at the mouth with fevered anticipation. Dominated by 808 drum machines and pulsing rhythms, yet maintaining that uber-cool classiness and delicacy that shapes his work with production partner Damon (Kid Drama) as Instra:mental, Boddika really lives up to the high expectation bequeathed upon him here in both "Electron" and "Underground". Whilst "Electron" is the rather more frenetically patterned, ever so slightly aggressive and insatiable track of the pair, after a few listens you will feel yourself caught up in the driving groove, beats pattering around like the dots of an impressionist paintbrush before a heavy drum kick and atmospheric pressure re-sets the tone. "Underground" continues in a similar vein, dark and brooding, coloured with cowbells and droning arpeggiated synths - it's a contemplative cut and more of a 3am draw, but just as powerful. Superbly crafted, intricate artwork by Ashes 57 seals the deal and makes this a must buy for vinyl collectors and music lovers alike.
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