All Ends/Off Ends
The first vinyl release on Her Records, following a string of digital releases. Fraxinus, the Devon, England-based club specialist, delivers grimy rebuilds of a classic Baltimore club vocal, Big Ria's "Hey U Knuckleheads." The A-side bucks wild with flanging subs and skittish rimshots yoked to a slamming kick and that militant sing-along vocal, flipping Baltimore ghetto music with sharp UK diction. The B-side, "Off Ends" (or "All Ends VIP" to the fiends), ratchets up the energy levels with rasping claps and ballroom kicks, lending a fractured tension to Ria's hood shoutouts. Both tracks are as rude as they come.