South Central flip the switch on modern electro house with three-track Dim Mak return
Brighton-based bass advocates South Central return to Dim Mak this month armed with their next extended instalment of new noise from far outside the commercial club sound waves. As the follow-up to 2012’s Hollywood EP – an offering extended with an on point remix accompaniment from some of Dim Mak’s most treasured assets – anticipations for the duo’s third original offering where sure to run high. With a proven tendency for testing bass music and the peak-time club fuel’s now mutual durability, it was sink or swim for an outfit whose track record to date otherwise spelt the most positive spell of non-conformity on the market.
Thankfully, Run Hide Survive is yet another kick in the face to an otherwise saturated strand of the electronic dance preoccupation. Where “Drop It” sees the duo don their own heavy-footed hallmarks to the festival primed sound of electro house, “WTF U LOOKIN AT” redefines that unapologetic stance first threw them into the limelight. Whilst “Invasion” bows back towards the style of familiar peers Knife Party and the more organised chaos associated with their sound, as a whole the EP beckons one of the most consistent and clarifying examples of why South Central are crucial to the industry and its less-tame undertow. Readied for chart and global dance floor domination, this is far from music for the light-hearted, but instead the perfect inauguration to relentless electro house done with integrity and little regard for the status quo.