The title track is classic Swindle: rolling percussion and frenzied stabs straight out of the Kenny Dope playbook, chattering hi-hats and resonant electric organ. Special things happen when the track is handed over to Leon Vynehall and A1 Bassline, working here as Laszlo Dancehall. Their version is stomping, skeletal house with a crashing rhythm that's part African and part, well, dancehall. It's propelled by the same boundless energy as the original but with a far rougher texture.
"The Fat Rat" samples Eric B & Rakim (there are a couple of hip hop-influenced tunes on Boxed Out) but its pitched-up tempo, organ stabs and breakneck hi-hats are a healthy distance from "Make 'Em Clap To This." Swindle show their more measured side with the finger-clicking, mid-tempo "Monkey Wrench," where throbbing analogue synths share a platform with those trademark organs, swollen pads and congas.