The animal got "stressed because of loud vibrations" of bass music, says the founder of Madras Crocodile Bank Trust.
The deadly duo have turned in a stonking set of fractured industrial, parched dub, and deep-space grime.
Plus two steamy mixes from the longtime pals and former roommates.
We spoke to the 14-man collective about the "guerilla mentality" they've cultivated in the clubs and raves of Manchester.
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And his "Tricks" EP, released tomorrow, is proof.
"How do we move forward? How do we become better? We needed to become a crew."
Stream 45 minutes of twisted brilliance from two of America's finest bass producers.
Bassy bliss from one of the UK's finest.
Watch Black Butter's finest bring their whomp to the subcontinent.