Wallwork & Tsvi feat. Nico Lindsay – Facts

Wallwork & Tsvi ft. Nico Lindsay - Fact
Bristol-based label Black Acre has unveiled their newest recruits in Wallwork and Tsvi aka club collective Nervous Horizon — and London grime emcee, Nico Lindsay.

 

Two-track single, ’Facts’ / ‘Fyah’, taps into the experimental zones that both Nervous Horizon and Lindsay operate. Wallwork and TSVI’s hard, steadfast drum workouts have been a feature of their work with the label and on ‘Facts’, the pair turn a stripped-back, minimalist hand to a beat that Lindsay takes on with a relaxed, near-horizontal flow.

With neither afraid to deviate from grime’s more familiar 140bpm template, their collision of styles is not only refreshing — it’s fully vindicated. On B-side ‘Fyah’, Wallwork — assisted by Nan Kolè — leans more toward UK funky, with the beat patterns softer and the percussion-less harsh, instead driven by a fierce, chugging groove and twisted, wonky bass notes that Lindsay again navigates. Only featuring across certain sections of the track, his vocals phase in and out almost at will, as the beat’s unrelenting sense of rhythm carries ‘Fyah’ firmly into club banger territory.

Listen below to this left of the dancefloor nugget.

 Facts/Fyah is out via Black Acre on August 19th (buy)

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