"Malicious Intent" kicks off with a tight and driving low-slung loop. The keys then open up the groove, with spacious, melancholy tones, while undecipherable spoken vocal snippets add a slight edge and menace, but the way in which they are used is playful. The elements feel somewhat detached in "Malicious Intent." Rather than taking one direction, it settles for seven minutes of pure dance floor fodder. "Call It Boabie" is a more involving track with a live, loose and spontaneous feel. The sounds are nothing unusual, but the quirkiness of the production gives "Boabie" a thick funk over the deep bass pound. The hits are lively and directional, with plenty of drops and twists to keep the kids on the floor excited.
The (more discerning) standout track is "Project 8," which brings a touch of jazz to the EP. The sleepy bass and bluesy sax create a smoky, stoned, infectious groove. The rusty hats lift "Project 8" nicely for the dance floor, while the sparse spoken words create a dark, backstreet narrative, making it yet another quirky little number, which can be slipped nicely into a set at wrong o'clock.
Mon / 22 Jun 2009
01. Malicious Intent
02. Call it Boabie
03. Project 8