The most exciting thing in Leicester right now isn't Jamie Vardy pranking his next-door neighbours with a drone. While the idea of the striker dropping buckets of ice cold water on Mr and Mrs Renton is undeniably thrilling, it pales in comparison with what the Grade 10 collective are up to.
Founded a few years back, and comprising of Kollaps, Forever, Prayer, 8Ball, Unslaved, Classic Coke, Loosewomen, and Nokia Boys, the squad are set on exploring the gaps between gritty club music and distorted contemporary composition, proving that looking beyond the confines of the M25 is more important than ever when it comes to unearthing exciting electronic talent.
Last month saw the release of Duprass, the debut album by Kollaps—the duo comprised of Prayer and Coops. That record's a haunting and haunted drift through hazy dreamscapes, coming on like the fevered imagination of a sci-fi artist hepped up on Ballard novels and Lemsip, so it's no surprise that the mix they've assembled for us here on THUMP feels similarly disorientating.
Packed full of sounds that'll have you convinced you've fallen through a wormhole and landed in another universe entirely, this one's best saved for the end of your next apocalyptic night out.
Kollaps' latest LP is out now on Grade 10.