Vobes LP (Clear vinyl)
PAN 51 / GER / 2014
Beneath's PAN 12" consolidates up-to-the-minute electronics and rooted dancefloor dynamics with incisive style and pattern. All four tracks are skeletal but big-boned rollers' riddims and masterful exercises in dancefloor pressure. 'Bored 2' rent with cattle-prod Grime stabs and a show-stealing, radioactive bass roil, whereas the hunched, grimy rolige of 'Occupy' is all about his shifty, idiosyncratic syncopation. 'One Blings' cools out on buoyant subs with glass-cut electronic motifs standing miles out from his scene, and 'Stress 1' trips out with restless drums and lucid electronics tessellating dipping rhythms with skin-prickling harmonic resonance.