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ARTIST
TITLE
How What Time
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
ACRE 007LP ACRE 007LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/15/2016

Commodo, one of the UK underground's best-regarded producers, returns with How What Time, following his impressive 2015 collaborative double-12" with Kahn and Gantz (Deep Medi Musik). An artist with deep roots in bass music's history and present, Commodo experiments with a variety of underground elements, using components of hip hop, grime, dubstep, and more. On his debut album he pushes his sound further while managing to uphold the basic formula of space and bass. Continuing to add a thoughtful touch to the deeper ends of UK bass music, How What Time sees Commodo create deeply meditative jams that harness a raw energy and sub-bass power. Made in several different places in the UK, Turkey, and Germany, the album sees Commodo fuse the UK's raw and vibrant grime and hip hop scene, as heard in the fierce and murky soundscapes of "Itchin" with an unmistakable vocal from Trim. The album's standout track "Set It Straight" features Croydon's fast-rising rapper and beatmaker Rocks FOE, and like Commodo's 2014 Jme-featuring hit "Shift," is an instant underground anthem. Commodo blends Madlib-style hip hop beats with the fierce spirit of grime, while the addition of Rocks FOE's straight-talking charisma and energetic flow transitions "Set It Straight" into an up-tempo head-banger. Commodo's inherently unique and accomplished production style has earned him recognition right from the outset of his ascendancy, garnering attention from a host of key figures within the electronic community. While making How What Time he sought to "strike a balance between a sample-heavy, rap style sound palette and the energy of the 140bpm based music." From the tough bass weight of his dancefloor-leaning productions to the tonally rich and immersive qualities of the album's more intricate tracks, How What Time maintains a resounding freshness throughout.