Lavalava Records may only have a half-dozen releases to their name at this point, but if they carry on on this form they’ll be rubbing shoulders with the big-hitters before long. Following excellent drops by the likes of Mosca and Rider Shafique that showcased the label’s screwed-dancehall sound, they veer off into leftfield with this three-track EP from NPLGNN. Sonico is the hardest and most diverse thing to emerge from Lavalava so far. ‘Weaponized Riddim’ puts us on an anarcho-ragga tip from the get-go - the screeching lead-line and bludgeoning kick drum recall The Bug at his most feral. ‘Dancing Under CS’ is a twisted, distorted juke track, while closer ‘Sonic Guerilla’ is an industrial hellscape that has more in common with Death Grips’ ‘The Cage’ than any dancefloor anthem.
- Two-sided, two colour screenprint sleeve
- Designed by Patch D Keyes
- Mastered and cut by Lewis at Stardelta
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- VA / Soul Jazz Records Presents
- STUDIO ONE Freedom Sounds: Studio One In The 1960s
- Soul Jazz Records
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- September 2018