"Eco-grime"'s breakout star returns with four cutting-edge tunes.
Tropical Interface tagged the EP as "nu skool breakcore," which should give you an idea of its ferocity. "Food Chain" is the hardest track, a wall of scrambled breaks that dips into gabber and trance, with drum hits that land with a splash. Based around a swung house beat, "451 [+1/4]" features a rambling vocoder that sounds like a mush-mouthed robot, while "Signature" has a wiggly, pitch-bent lead that calls back to '90s G-funk.
The highlight is "Reborn (A)," one of Tropical Interface's most accomplished tracks. It has the chaos we've come to expect, with wild drums that occasionally fall into jackhammer patterns. It's nimble, jumping between ideas like someone doing parkour. There's also a catchy chord progression that tumbles alongside the drum, the kind of hook that elevates Tropical Interface's sound above mere complexity. It's mind-bending music you can hum along to.