VA006.2 Alex Smoke – Shminimal EP

The following release is the ‘Shminimal EP’.  With this twelve alex really explores the parameters of his unique sound and delivers three club killers.

First up is the ‘Shwingnut EP’, here Alex opts for advanced tricky rhythms to deliver three superior slices of reduced funk. ‘Serious Like Plague’ comes on like a schizoid Sleep Archive release, dense, moody and guaranteed to infect the dancefloor. Following on the flip is the sub-aquatic ‘What Can I Say’. This erratic mind-melt bubbles with a tripped out groove. Concluding the EP is the raw and discordant ‘Wingnut’ – a spangled classic from his live set.

The following release is the ‘Shminimal EP’. With this twelve alex really explores the parameters of his unique sound and delivers three club killers. The EP begins with the anthemic ‘Titti’, here he builds a relentless, driving groove with a penetrating bassline and scuzzy melody. Next is ‘TV Is Pish’ a demented discoid cut-up that freaks irresistably. The pulsing ‘Slippers & Slappers’ growls this superb EP to its conclusion.

Alex Smoke continues to go from strenth to strength. Look out for his new album Spring 2006 on Soma.