- So far Danny Berman's career, which has included releases on Wolf Music and an album for Sonar Kollektiv, has shown a desire to jump across genres and inject freakiness into his music. His debut for Stockholm's Telefonplan doesn't veer too dramatically from that path. "I Got Something" is the first of two snarling house cuts, showing off brawny kicks, a bungeeing vocal and a pumping rhythm that sounds like three-quarter-pace hi-NRG. A similarly raw mood infects "Make Your Mind Up." Listen closely and you can spot some hints of UK garage, from the stiletto-sharp vocal stabs to double-time rhythms and hollow bass attacks.
Perhaps the most lingering memory he leaves is "Jan 11 Hip Hop," where Berman works some frazzled instrumental hip-hop, à la Roots Manuva. The track, which features massive bass and jagged beats, would be a brave choice to play in dance clubs—but you suspect Berman would get a kick out of watching the reaction.
A1 I Got Something
A2 Jan 11 Hip Hop
B1 Make Your Mind Up