Low-key Bristol legend Lurka lands on Wisdom Teeth with three cuts of hybrid, rough-kneck beat science. First gaining a name releasing percussive dubstep on the era-defining label Black Box, his sound has developed and individuated dramatically over the years, leading him to release on a clutch of Bristol’s best: Hotline Recordings, Black Acre and, most recently, Timedance. The title track here is quintessential Lurka, sitting somewhere between hip-hop, dancehall and techstep, and hitting like a dream collab between Timbaland and Dillinja. It’s a unique sound that he first aired back in 2013 with the essential ‘Full Clip / BR Greaze’ 12” on Hotline Recordings, and to this day nobody has come close to biting it. On the flip we find him working with clubbier beat patterns. ‘Plenty’ revolves around a rich, undulating melody, underpinned by thundering kicks and rolling UK Funky snares. Finishing off, ‘Bodied’ marries woody snares and dubby UKG chords with a gnarly jump-up bassline and scratch FX.

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