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Hypho

Wartime/Pinch

877 Records
Darkling, dubbed-out atmospherics and sinister beats are Manchester badman Hypho's current thing, and this latest EP keeps the fires burning nicely. 'Wartime' is a brooding half-time journey into the dystopian urban jungle, all twisted string hits, gnarly sub and stabs of grime lyricism. 'Pinch' keeps the vibe cannabis-fuelled but adds a laidback kick and clap combo plus industrial-influenced percussion and ghost in the machine FX. Remixes come from grime kingpins Vital Techniques, who give 'Pinch' a little more blood and thunder for the dancefloor, and Bristol's Majora, who takes 'Wartime' into lilting, otherworldly territory.
9.0