Mothboy is back and brought his friends Starkey and Lapsed & Nonnon with him for this return to heavy bass lines and club-filling beats. With a clean but massive A side and a grime-oriented flip, Ad Noiseam's favouritee London heavyweight wrecks subwoofers once again and shows that he's at the top of his games and ready to fill dancefloors. (get this on 12" / as mp3)
A couple of years after his remarked “Deviance” second album, London's Mothboy returns to Ad Noiseam with this appetizer to his third full length, in the form of an energetic and bassy-as-ever EP, and brings his friends to the party.
The opening “Beg” is a perfect example of Mothboy's sense for dancefloor tunes, with its huge subbass and strong basslines. Syncopated and addictive, it gets dirtier and more garage-oriented with a gritty remix by well known Starkey.
On the B-side, “Movement” is more of a nod toward Mothboy's persistent and acute taste in Hip Hop, as he pairs up with New York vocalist Kes Evergreen for a fast paced, epic but playful track which mixes grime, hip-hop and, as usual with this boy, heavy sharp basses. Ad Noiseam glitch-hop Lapsed and turntablist Nonnon finally take this song to turn it into a more intricate and breakbeat-rich track, while staying true to its original club feeling.
Mothboy is the stage name of London-based Simon Smerdon. After playing bass in several bands in the 90's, he focused his energy on electronic music, and quickly earned the praise of many peers, even regularely collaborating with Mick Harris of Scorn in the early 2000's. Besides numerous collaborations with acts such as 65daysofstatic, Akira The Don, and labelmates Cardopusher and Mad EP, Mothboy has already released two full lengths albums and a single on Ad Noiseam. His third full album, “Bunny”, is expected in the second half of 2009.