Alongside fellow Bristolian Artifact, Hodge is one of the city's most revered up-and-coming new producers and his forthcoming release on Deadplate is a testament to his undoubted potential. Dark, weighty and in places reminiscent of some of Pinch's early work, the 'Dusted' EP is comprised of three tracks; Tonda, Dusted and Turmoil, the latter of which also features a remix from Kowton.
Tonda is a wonderfully stylish cut, blending the dark, primitive sounds of early Dubstep with up-tempo contemporary techno beats. Title-track Dusted on the other hand is less cluttered but equally as impressive; the same deep and dark undertones that are becoming something of a Hodge hallmark resonate throughout. Turmoil is far lighter in it's approach until we're greeted with another dose of deep, dark bass which underpins the edgy, dancefloor-ready tones of it's introduction with real verve. Kowton's techno-edged remix is a welcome addition too. All in all, a cracking effort.
'Dusted' will be released on November 26th on 12'' vinyl and digitally via Deadplate Records.