Ploy returns to release the first EP own his own new label Deaf Test.
‘Rayhana’ EP is a departure from the cerebral, industrial deep dive of his debut album ‘Unlit Signals’, and now draws from wider influences, twisting Baile funk, broken beat and hi-tech bass music into floor-focussed, sinewy new shapes.
Guaranteed to cause jubilant carnage wherever heard, the heavy artillery of title track ‘Rayhana’ is a vocal led, rumbling rhythmic monster with chest-pummelling low end, neck-snapping metallic claps and razor-sharp hats.
Almost a deeper dub of its predecessor, ‘Dark Lavis’ is an instrumental tension builder, where mangled eastern elements whip up a head spinning vortex that’s carried by behemoth bass and stuttering, swung beats, which take you deep inside the ride.
Based around the UK broken sound, with a touch of dancehall, on ‘5G Bats’ Ploy slows things down but ups the energy, with double-time breaks, stroboscopic samples, machine gun like flickers and all manner of stretched, wavey tones. credits
Released November 19, 2021 Mastered by Beau Thomas.
Full 12" artwork with insert by Ben Cain.