When I used to see the Kitsuné mark on a release it was a reason to check it out with a high level of anticipation, but for quite a while now their output seems to have lost focus. "Real" sounds like some bad Brit-school attempt at the kind of pop-dance crossover drivel that takes up the majority of Radio One airtime. Part Coldplay, part 'the Voice', it isn't one to be remembered as a landmark release for the label.
Taking time out from making angular electronica cum techno garage hybrids du jour, Versa starts a new label for his love of dub. Everything irie! Check.
Sweet as fuck - the Tragic Allies hook up on a beautifully measured throb of Rhodes-laden jazz abstraction from Purpose and the results recall Premo, Diamond D & Pete Rock in all the best ways. Essential.
Wow! This one is different. False is a mass of juxtaposed sounds, synths, strings that are so jarred it's completely impossible to hear how these pieces seem to fit together. This atmospheric soundscape is colossal in space and brings a cinematic quality in way of sfx and size. The vigorous drums are harsh and uncompromising and the entire track beautifully bleeds and uncomfortable flow ferociousness. This track is dark and emotional and willing you to get lost in it's shadowy depths.