If you’ve heard Anthoney J Hart’s recordings as Basic Rhythm, you won’t be surprised to hear of his immersion in London’s underground dance and pirate radio scenes. His music is heavily chopped, screwed and pasted yet Hart builds a relentless urgency into all his constructions, some just the right side of teetering over under the weight of all those samples.

His Raw Trax album (Type) was on repeat on the Safe As Milk turntable throughout 2016, a highly contagious invasion of ecstatic earworms and fractured beats that obliquely cited our long-time loves of classic Source Direct and Photek recordings yet with a much more Smiley face. Its so clearly painstakingly constructed too that you can almost feel the human hands all over the many intricate parts of the record, bringing a personal heat to the experience of listening that only intensifies the pleasure.

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