A wide-ranging compilation on Martyn's label.
3024 FYE3 (3024 FYE2 was an EP by Yak) isn't quite as exciting but there is certainly some heat. Martyn goes first. On "Recon" the Dutchman continues exploring the roots of his sound, a process he began after a life-changing health emergency, with a broken garage-techno hybrid that comfortably measures up to "Everything Is New," his banger on the last 3024 compilation. It's a strong track, full of signature Martyn sounds, but the arrival of the organ-like chord progression in the breakdown takes it to an unexpected next level.
NKC and Djoser turn to percussion on their contributions. Djoser, who appears to be a relative rookie in the production game, can't quite get the various hand percussion parts of "Wera" to cohere into anything satisfying, but NKC has more success with "Honest Drums," a raw, heavy house track. Leave it to Jacques Greene to deliver the EP's moment of melancholy. "Say Nothing" is at the restrained end of the Canadian artist's repertoire. But its delicate melodies, shuffling drums and a pitched-up vocal snatch bear his hallmarks. Like Martyn's track, "Say Nothing" shows that the post-dubstep years did yield some long-lasting ideas.