Review: Prising himself away from his Atari ST for a moment, beat don Cannon links with Manchester artist Patrice for some purring 130 dark garage funk. Bubbling bass, writhing beats, it's a slinky one. With Snowy on hand for both a special "Vox" and "Dub" version which echoes and teases, the two cuts tickle spots you didn't even know you had. Sting like a "Butterfly"... Hum like a bee.
Review: The Mancunian tones of Swamp81's resident MC Chunky are well known to those who tune in to the label's Rinse FM show on a regular basis. However, this debut EP, forwent any kind of vocal showcase for the kind of hefty, refined fusion of garage and techno we've come to expect from Loefah's empire. Arriving as a 12" doublepack featuring four tracks, The Chunky EP shows Chunky to have the production chops to match his skills on the microphone, showcasing a wide range of influences channeled through a uniquely dark mood; "Decca" is a straight up piece of rolling deep house with a shadowy basement vibe, while "Experiment 727? recalls the syncopated techno of Bambounou or Boddika's leaden beats, while on the second 12?, "Thang" is a masterclass in stripped back garage mechanics, and "Rugged" provides a lo-fi beat that ploughs the darkest recesses of instrumental grime for inspiration.