|1.||"Tick Tock" (2:50)|
|2.||"Infinite Lives" (2:53)|
Earlier in the decade, Bobby "S-Type" Perman impressed all and sundry with a series of inspired EPs that put kaleidoscopic synths, chopped and screwed beats and fuzzy bass tones front and centre. Listening to "Beat" - the Scottish producer's first release for four years - it seems little has changed. Its six tracks are as vibrant, thrilling and entertaining as ever, offering a mangled mix of future R&B motifs, recycled '80s synths, stuttering trap beats, off-kilter hip-hop grooves, weighty analogue bass and glassy-eyed, sharply chopped vocal samples. There's little revelatory here, despite a keen sense of adventure, but Perman remains a superb beat-maker whose work still stands out from the crowd.
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