Optimum: Light Year / Ds-10 (Hum & Buzz)
No nonsense streamlined electro goodness from Malcolm Chen. The A-side “Light Year” is a slick, metered workout with crystal clear production, crossing over from clean electro to something more lively and anthemic. “Ds-10” is a cool take on the halfbeat, applied to a busy 808 kit. It’s more physical and less melodic than the A-side, with its drum tracks taking center stage over all else.