His first solo EP on the label, this is the sound of Bok Bok reconecting with his first true love – grime production. The “Southside” 12″ is a manifesto of a release that sets out BB’s vision of grime instrumentals as reconstructed, modular techno trax.
“Hyperpass” unfolds with a thunderstorm sequence, as a warped spoken-world vocal announces its dominance before delivering a core mantra: “trax gotta get made”. Raw and cavernous, it’s built to dominate the darkest warehouses.
“Reminder” is the most direct cut of the batch, an uncompromising 8-bar number featuring an ominous sublow tone that trades places with a row of jackhammer pulses, framed by tuff 909s to fully work your body out.
“Silo Pass” is Bok Bok’s ode to his beloved Dumpvalve grime sound of the early 2000s, reconstructed for 2011 as a crunked-up squarewave floor destroyer, complete with a gleaming arpeggiator sequence, birdsong, clattering rimshots and soaring, fluorescent chords.