Scratcha DVA - DRMTRK EP X
Original UK Funky don Scratcha DVA channels that London grime & UKF vibe with a touch of Durban Gqom flavour to deadly, deadly, deadly, deadly effect for DRMTRK EP X -
Self released via his re-started DVA Music imprint and pressed up on 12", the Scratchclart comes cool & deadly with this pure, undiluted set of hard knox drum tracks, combining the stealth of South African Gqom styles with the militant bare bones sound of early grime and UK Funky, and injecting it with a few unexpected doses of sample twisting, and loading the 10 track disc up with a real smooth RnB tinged number for the warm down after the dance mania.
Some of his early contributions to the (kind of unfairly short-lived) UK Funky era that spawned out out the grime, garage and dubstep scenes a decade or so ago, are still big favourites here, and we're glad to see Scratcha keeping this artform of making stripped back, no-nonsense dance tracks alive, and adding new flavour to the mix with this EP.
Hard to pick a favourite here to be honest, from the Durban & DJ Lag tributes through to bashy cuts with veteran MC's Merky & Ace, and Trim, through to the perfect off-kilter swag of 'X' and the Countdown-esque 'Influencer' - each track is very wicked in it's own way.
Make sure you do a little warm up with those gunfingers before you stick this one one, they'll be in heavy use.
TRACKLIST:A1 DRMTRK (Tribute2DBN)
A2 Babylon 3 Featuring – Merky Ace, Mez
A3 X A4 Yardman Featuring – Trim
A5 Drm Walk
B1 Jet Lag (Tribute2LAG)
B2 Ammo Featuring – Citizen Boy
B5 Do Ur Best Featuring – Orion Sun
Drmtrk [Tribute 2DBN]
Babylon 3 ft. Mez & Merky ACE
"Yardman" (feat Trim)