This one has certainly divided opinion – Bambooman links with UKHH MC Jehst for an outing on Sonic Router.

Having started out on labels like Brownswood and Project Mooncircle, Yorkshires Bambooman has spent a good few years honing his own blend of field recordings and ‘found’ sounds – an intriguing mixture of MPC beat maker and sound designer.

The A side ‘Rusted’ is a stripped back, organic number, leaving as much space as possible for the dank flow of Jehst – ‘Wrecking ball against the brickwork, red clay tumble into the dirt…’ before a colourful melody raises the tone slightly. It’s a pleasure to hear these introspective lyrics framed by Bamboomans organic beats – ’My soul is golden, I hope that it never rusts’…

While it might not be anything new on Jehst’s part, he does what he does very well – those that blazed many a ten draw to ‘Return Of The Drifter’ would do well to give this a go.

The B-side is a solo affair, low slung drums frame chunky saw waves and a meandering melody, decent stuff but we can’t help but wonder if this cut might have been more suitable for the killer early 00s flow of Billy Brimstone.

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