You can never know what to expect from the badman Stray, even though the Since You've Been Gone mixtape and the Ivy Lab 20/20 vibed stuff on Critical kinda hinted at what could happen. Then this EP dropped and I was shocked, then amazed, and then completely consumed by these fat beats. Special props to the one traditional DNB tune on here though: Queen sounds like Stray's take on dBridge's soulful stuff. AMAZING EP that you have to buy now. Don't sleep, there is no weak tune here!
Favorite track: Queen.
Grinding hip-hop meets percolating drum & bass on this excellent EP which finds Stray exploring deeper, more visceral territory than on his previous two outings for Exit. Highlights abound but "Walk On By"'s monstrous, tree-felling bassline steals the show in this particular household.
Favorite track: Walk On By.
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Whilst the initial Jungle 'Throwback' and Footwork crossover really gets one hyped by playing on the nostalgia of the Rave-era (whether you were there or just relived it through the music), it feels as if the charm wears off quickly through listening fatigue. By no means a bad release, but moderation is key. 'Alive' is definitely the stand-out track. The interplay of half-time / double-time grooves, moody bassline and Dub Techno chords works extremely well. Apartment:9732