Nguzunguzu NguzunguzuTimesup EP
Under the artistic direction of Kingdom, the Night Slugs label started their US division, Fade To Mind. The sounds are similar – energetic club music, whipping, underground like the mother label and adapted to the American rave scene, which right now is finding new inspiration in electronic hip-hop. It sounds marvellous, on paper: Kingdom is one of the producers who are the epitome (along with FaltyDL and Machinedrum) and one of the best examples of the best post-dubstep patterns applied to worn-out local IDM mechanisms. It seems like the releases are going to have that chopping 808 rhythm and unnerving background, and the first signing, Nguzunguzu, is perfect for the occasion, a duo from LA operating between elastic and broken house, the spectral post-dubstep of labels like Tri Angle (but with muscle) and flashes of madness in the vein of Aphex Twin or Venetian Snares at half speed.
Claude T. Hill