Hats off to Dam Mantle. Not many could sample Holst’s Jupiter and emerge with credit. But the opener on his debut LP manages to sidestep countless clichéd pitfalls by combining the heady, whirling strings of the original with his trademark stuttering production, making the track lurch and flow simultaneously to pretty glorious effect.
The album deals in a similar currency, melding off kilter stop/start beats to a whole gamut of styles and found sounds. It’s restless, eclectic and pretty great, really. Stream the whole album below and have a listen to some Holst as well.
Photo is by David Meskhi