Sunday, 25 November 2012


Following on from his debut release on Get Some earlier this month, rising star Pedro 123 is back with his latest outing on French imprint B Yrself. The 'Swap Numbers' EP is a ruffneck 4-tracker that, in similar vain to 'Slush', seamlessly joins the dots between the old and new sounds of inner city London. 

Title track Swap Numbers is a great example, blending the classic rhythms and chopped vocals of old school garage with a series of glorious little bass-laden interludes whilst on 'Touch Me', he looks to grime for inspiration; listen out for eski influence in abundance and some great synth work in particular. 'Coolant VIP' on the other hand lands somewhere in between the endlessly blurring funky / garage / grime hybrid to create a really smooth, club-ready joint. Proceedings are rounded off by a bold, jumped up rework of Swap Numbers by French beatsmith Kon. Highly recommended. 

Swap Numbers is out now on B Yrslf & available from all good online outlets.

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