Without a doubt, Minor Science is one of the most exciting producers on the UK circuit right now. After some killer releases on Trilogy Tapes and Whities, we are now getting more and more familiar with Angus Finlayson’s signature sub-heavy wobble, which perfectly compliments Special Request’s breakbeat frenzy in Stairfoot Lane Bunker. Minor Science effortlessly blends his own work with the disjointed SR breakbeats, flashing small snippets of the serrated stems, chopping them up and creating a phenomenal track in its own right. Finlayson’s sound design is unparalleled – creating a sub-heavy saturated atmosphere from the off, he the paints a prominent picture of a cataclysmic growing storm, swelling towards its thunderous climax of franticly flurrying breaks. The EP on a whole is killer – five wonderful excursions into very different breeds of dance music, ranging from chilling ambient cuts to club-ready no-nonsense jungle, via the fierce high-rolling electro opener Redrum. This record was released as a addendum to Special Request’s FABRICLIVE91, and like his mix does not disappoint.
Hats off to Angus and Paul.