Following on from the release of his much-lauded sophomore album, Dark Crawler
on Hyperdub last September, Grime lynchpin Terror Danjah
returns to the fold with a brand new label compilation from his own Hardrive Records
imprint, entitled Hardwired
. Featuring label highlights from Joker
, Bok Bok
alongside previously unreleased original material and remixes from Kode 9
,Falty DL, Zed Bias
amongst others - Hardwired is an audio scrapbook of some of Terror Danjah’s favourite producers and peers all on one record.
Those familiar with the labels output thus far will be glad to see the inclusion Joker & Terror Danjah’s Gully Goon Estate (a collaborative take on the formers’ 2008 hit Gully Brook Lane), Champion’s ubiquitous UK Funky roller Lose Control and Bok Bok’s 80′s Electro meets Grime remix of Mz Bratt’s Selecta on the compilation.
One of the standout new tracks on Hardwired comes from resurgent Grime producer PJam, whose much sought after Arizona Skyz VIP progresses from Grime into Jungle territory in an epic 8-minute journey - the juxtaposition of rough drum breaks with melancholic harped synths shows just why he’s been talked up by the likes of Night Slugs and Butterz as one of the Grime scenes ones-to-watch for 2013.
Weighing in with fresh productions for the album are fellow Butterz brethren Swindle on the P-Funk infused Funktion, frequent Terror Danjah collaborator D.O.K with his ode to UK Garage Cardio and a dream collaboration between Zed Bias and Terror Danjah with a meeting of the musical minds on downtempo affair Iceberg History.
Hyperdub boss Kode 9 also gets in the action too with the distorted and trippy Ice whilst NYC’s Falty DL chimes in with a colourful re-rub of one of Terror Danjah’s most notable instrumentals, Zumpi Huntah to round off an action packed array of tracks that more than make up for a quiet 2012 for the Hardrive label.
Artist: Various Artists
Format: CD + Digital
Cat No: HDRCD001
Release Date: 25.03.13
1. Terror Danjah – Full Attention (Royal-T Remix) [Previously Released HDR006]
2. Joker & Terror Danjah – Gully Goon Estate [Previously Released HDR002]
3. Champion – Lose Control [Previously Released HDR003]
4. PJam – Arizona Skyz VIP
5. Swindle – Funktion
6. D.O.K – Cardio
7. Teddy Music – Sambucca
8. D.O.K – Sidedok
9. Zed Bias & Terror Danjah – Iceberg History
10. Kode 9 – Ice
11. Champion – Yardman
12. PJam – Insomnia
13. Mz Bratt – Selecta (Bok Bok Remix) [Previously Released HDR005]
14. D.O.K – Golden Eye
15. Swifta Beater – Move
16. D.O.K – Tomorrow Never Dies
17. Lex Envy – Hard Candy
18. Terror Danjah – Zumpi Huntah (Falty DL Refunk)