Nottingham native and Wigflex head honcho Spam Chop teams up with local record label and clothing boutique Mimm for the second release on the imprint. Having already released collaborative efforts with Berkane Sol’s Geoim, Spam Chop steps up with a 3-track EP that showcases his love of unconventional electronic dance music.
Lead track, Cuckup, struts along with all the rhythmic intricacies of 2-step Garage but with a futuristic spin akin to contemporary UK producers such as Brackles and James Fox. Somewhat melancholic but highly erratic in the same breath it progresses into a crescendo of high-pitched synths that are sure to prick up a few ears.
As the EP progresses Spam Chop begins to step into Techno territory and keeps his eyes firmly on the dancefloor. After a deceptively mellow intro, Blergzz erupts into a flurry of frenzied basslines with some ultra-tight drum programming which emits the raw vibes of off-kilter Techno from the likes of Scuba and Blawan.
Finishing off proceedings is Frames which is no slouch by anyones standards. Relying on the 4/4 signature more than the other tracks on the EP, it is a trippy excursion that builds with a haunting analogue synth and some crispy but sparse percussion. This is definitely one for the after hours and early mornings.
Having already been championed by tastemakers such Mary Anne Hobbs, Spam Chop is well on is way to carving out his own niche within the UK underground after years of being involved in the clubbing scene and this EP is an audio document of just some of the sounds he’s played a part in.
You can head over to the Mimm Shop now for a peak of the limited edition vinyl & jumper package for the Cuckup EP, all designed by the man Spam Chop himself