Daphne by South London Ordnance
And Then We by Breach and T. Williams
Catz n’ Dogz’s Pets label has just put out the second installment of their Friends Will Carry You Home series, and it’s a bit of a corker. The tracks by Trikk, A1 Bassline and Tom Demac stand out to us as well, but it’s this particular cut between Ben Westbeech’s housier alter ego and T. Williams (pictured) which had us hooked from the start. Standing more in line with their recent work, the duo works through an Afro-centric groove with (somewhat) eerie synth pads and sudden vocal pops coasting throughout its seven-minute duration. Despite a lot of tracks in this certain vein popping up recently, ‘And Then We’ proves itself to be an exception to the rule.
Limbo Limbs by Dro Carey & Grown Folk
Grown Folk (pictured), after a long period of inactivity have returned with a flourish - that’s included a recent release on Icee Hot, a collab EP forthcoming with Main Attrakionz, and now this bit. On the other hand, Sydney based Dro Carey is generally fairly constant with releases - either under that name, or his Tuff Sherm moniker. After apparently floating around the Templar archives for a while, ‘Limbo Limbs,’ has now finally seen the light of day to promote Grown Folk’s aforementioned release with Main Attrakionz. It’s a somewhat heavy Grime indebted tune - which would no doubt sound good with an MC spitting over it. Gun fingers ready.
Slasherr by Rustie
This one may have slipped under our radar, but we’re pretty glad Rustie’s returned with a vengeance after a big 2011. This doesn’t need any words, but if you’re still sleeping on this one - you’re a fool for that one. Enjoy.