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Dalhous: Mitchell Heisman (Blackest Ever Black)

This oddball 2-track EP from Dalhous walks the line between downtempo breaks and drum & bass with its slowed down breakbeat rhythm kit. Both tracks have a bent, sinister quality in their bending drones and strange samples, especially the Hellraiser-esque snarls and swirls of “Success Is Her Sensuality,” the second of the two cuts. The beat is more scattered and a more spacious industrial sound that recalls Skinny Puppy more than dubstep or current bass music. That’s what I like most about these tracks, that they are squirmy and hard to pin down into one genre — that fusion of sounds and styles of the past, present, and future is something I find particularly inspiring.

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