Dark, neck-snapping 2-step from a talented producer.
The mysterious Dogpatrol debuts with four studious takes on 2-step and its adjacent sounds. "Clownery" and "Serene" both provide neck-snapping drops with the same pummelling weight of El-B's sharpest productions, while the sino grime melody of "Don't Follow Us" recalls Hyperdub's eerie early output. Brighter is the UK funky-inflected "The Return Of The Gorgons," where shuffling hi-hats and bouncing marimba drums skip over deep-pressure kicks. The result, aided by Dogpatrol's meticulous ear, is a fascinating recreation of historical UK club sounds—even if it leans too far into nostalgia.