Laurie Shenoda is nothing if not a groove scientist: His loops (mainly on Hypercolour and Fear of Flying) are chunky and irresistibly engaging with each rotation, often peppered with a sweaty tribalism and effervescent air of rude-boy cool. It's almost ghetto house—for want of a better epithet—but it never bangs so hard that you lose interest or tune out on grounds of inhumanity: there's plenty of charm and personality in these beats.
As such it's hard to pick the four tracks here apart—each lands just about fully formed and reaches the same locked-in ends, just in slightly different ways. "The Question" whips and snaps like a whippersnapper, "On & On" drags you in with a mutant, breathy vocal snippet that never fully reveals itself and "Who We Are" boils as various devilish sonic details bounce off in different directions like fat spitting from a frying pan. "Chasing Clouds" is more introspective, but still drives with a sultry and subliminal groove you'll find hard not to enjoy.
Tracklist: Shenoda - On & OnA1 On & On
A2 The Question
B1 Chasing Clouds
B2 Who We Are