- With ten years and a ton of releases behind him, the British producer Sully is a child of the hardcore continuum. That tendency is probably what linked him to Bastakiya Tapes—the first three vinyl releases on the Bedouin Records sub-label all featured breakbeats of some kind. "Untitled 01" is a hard stepper of dirty dancehall fuzz. Distortion touches every element, from the percussion hits to the squelchy bass and siren bleeps, ripples and blares. There's even a background drone that sounds like you haven't quite fully tuned into the right radio frequency, a fun sonic hallucination in the midst of a full-on get-down.
The B-side, "Stripes On A Tiger Don't Wash Away," is meatier. It builds from a piercing, almost melancholy melody to a hardcore rave banger with plenty of bells and whistles, including a "Mentasm" hoover. With a mood between euphoria and introspection, that central melody is a thread that evolves throughout the track. These two tunes make an energetic and substantial package.
A Untitled 01
B Stripes On A Tiger Don't Wash Away