The Maghreban returns to R&S for a new single following his
debut album 01DEAS with a wicked 3 track EP exploring an icier sound.
Monster VIP is a reworking of a double time rap track from The Maghreban's Strange U side project; he added breaks and rolled it out. End level bosses lurk. Beware of the monster. Rave navel-gazing back to his roots: his first ever release was a jungle 12” in 1994. Early support from Ben UFO.
On the flip, Batu (Timedance/XL) offers up crisp percussion and ominous sound design in his energetic 140 remix of album opener “Eddies”.
Then the EP is closes out with “Carpet Bombing”, the title of which references the producer adding more and more notes to the main percussive motif as it builds and builds.
How blessed I feel to have practically stumbled upon this album by accident. I was drawn to the unabashedly painterly artwork, assuming this would be a more "interesting" than memorable experimental record, how wrong I was. Ben Harris
The ever-surprising and elusive Joe hits us with sounds that I never knew existed. Shout out to Daphni/Caribou/Dan Snaith for playing "Tail Lift" - an out there melodic adventure with whistles, bells, drums, and perfectly placed vocals. One of 2017's best tracks according to Resident Advisor, Mixmag. "MPH" has been reverberating in our consciousness since Joy O played it years ago. Joe is consistent and a master at unique musical bangers. Top level production and wacky in the best way possible. Edward