Alizzz – Collapse EP
There’s a new approach, a new aesthetic emerging” proclaimed Clash Magazine in a recent write-up for the last Bobby Tank cut; a sentiment we have fully signed up for at MofoHifi as we explore further into the unrestricted, explosive future-funk template being pioneered by the likes of Flume, 813, Rustie and of course the aforementioned Bobby Tank.
‘Collapse EP’, by the Barcelona-based Alizzz, brings together a range of influences currently feeding some of the most innovative and dynamic new music being rolled out by a wave of breakthrough producers advancing the legacy techno and dubstep has left behind. The result is a seductive and outlandish 3-track EP that purposefully switches back and forth between style, tempo and colour.
Lead track, ‘Collapse’– with its outrageous drum rolls, dips and soaring highs, that alternate between uplifting and crushing– is a case point in the post-dubstep, maximalism aesthetic. The swagger of ‘B4′– tightly cut beats, knotted bass wobbles and drum-shuffles– continues to push the resurgent UKG, and the sexed-up machine funk of ‘Arista’ leans towards the slow and heavy, with a head-swirling, contemporary re-imagaining of an RnB classic.