Anz AKA UK DJ & producer Anna-Marie Odubote debuts on Hessle Audio with Loos In Twos (NRG). The tracks of dance floor focused music. Rogue bass, breakbeats, rave, minimal beat and some serious chest crushing sub bass feature among her unique blend of jungle, electro and UK garage. She has also released records on Chow Down and 2 B Real.
Vinyl 12" £7.99 HES038
12" on Hessle Audio.
Since emerging in the early days post-dubstep Hessle Audio has been a label which has often privileged more drum-driven styles, releasing records called things like ‘Claptrap’ (Joe) and ‘In Drum Play’ (label boss Pangaea). As such, the logic behind signing Anz, a producer whose polyrhythmic club productions have seen her star rise steadily in the last few years, is rock solid. However, her command of beat programming isn't the only thing which makes Anz such an apt addition to the Hessle roster - her productions often have a curiously airless quality to them, their drums thumping hard but getting out quickly too, and Anz’s Manchester base means that she follows in the label’s long line of signees who've made their name on British dancefloors away from London.
The way in which polyrhythmic patterns are swapped in and out of the mixes on this trio of club traxx is mightily impressive - all the more so for the fact that Anz's frequent tinkering only augments the stiff-necked machine-funk rhythms around which the tunes coalesce. ‘Gary Mission’, for instance, repeats the trick of her 2019 banger ‘Helps Your Two Hips Move’ by elevating the slightly Drexciyan snap of its core beat with a sparky handclap lead. On the title tune a cupboard full of percussive instruments knock away behind the breaks before the track is gobbled up by technoid synth tones at its close. While closer ‘Stepper’ might not be the most distinctive tune here, it is also the most direct, its meaty kick-drum thwacks energising the disembodied club-caller vocals above. All in all, Anz’s Hessle debut delivers the win that we all expected it would.
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