An engaging album devoid of stagnancy
Addison Groove - Transistor Rhythm

Perhaps more remarkable for bringing Chicago juke’s little brother footwork to the Uk than any real sense of purist innovation, Addison Groove’s ‘Footcrab’ changed the landscape of British bass music in 2010. his debut full-length under the moniker proffered more these days than headhunter, the dubstep alias that made his name, ‘Transistor Rhythm’ furthers the ideas said single held forth. Chopped up samples, military drums rhythms and constricted melodies rule the roost, sure, but we get the impression individualism has taken root, sprouted in the form of inventive ideas, especially with the frenetic jazz of ‘Rudeboy’ and the tribal junglism of ‘Sooperlooper’. An engaging album devoid of stagnancy.


Words by Adam Saville

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