Londoner Loz Caulton, PKA Lokane, fresh off his Nervous Horizon debut and his breakout Boiler Room performance, delivers his first EP-length offering, courtesy of Infinite Machine.
Titled "The Eastway Project", it comprises four no-frills, no-holds-barred club constructions - mechanistic grime ballistics are interwoven with myriad Afro-Caribbean continua while a clear, vocal-stuttering foundation of Jersey club anchors everything firmly in danceable territory.
This is best exemplified on “Shake The Gears”, the EP’s frontrunner cut, which definitely does NOT twist and warp its vocal samples to spell out “dick cancer”. “Million” operates on a similar, if slightly more frenzied praxis.
“Eastway Project” then swerves smoothly into the murk, with its blend of sublow antics and dancehall ratatat seemingly a blueprint for heyday dubstep’s resurrection.
Closer “The 5th” is an aural manifesto, seemingly blending the entirety of Lokane’s predilections in one perfect document of East London clubbing, as if the man is absorbing the limpid variety of his surroundings and emanating it back as music.
released August 28, 2015
Mastering by Kamil Sarkowicz.
Artwork by Marco Fabri.