In our mind Feadz doesn’t get the credit he deserves, but with some of Ed Banger’s heavyweights (Breakbot, Justice, SebastiAn and Cassius) preparing new albums it gives the rest of Ed Banger’s roster – namely Boston Bun and Feadz – the space to shine, and shine they do, as Feadz’s new EP might be the best thing to be released on Ed Banger in 2015.
‘Population Shift’ showcases Feadz’s ability to craft a track that’s completely add odds with modern dance arrangements; there’s no drops, there isn’t really a beat, instead you’ve got Kraftwerkian vocals rubbing shoulders with glacial melodies – it’s stripped back to the point of not being finished, yet it’s still incredible.
‘Superseeded’ is a little more conventional; there’s a beat of sorts, glistening melodies and goey, undulating basslines kinda in the mould of Aphex Twin, but with a lot more interesting melodies. The final track, ‘Rain Check’, offers a different side to Feadz as he tries to reconcile disparate influences – hip hop, dub and two-step – into a giant melting pot, and on the whole he succeeds.
Out now, buy it here.