How many forms can a drum break take across the course of one EP? Needing little introduction are TIN mainstays Frankel & Harper who, with the help of Bakey, help us get to an answer. Buffalo Skank EP is a celebration of breakbeat. Whilst proving the duo’s prowess in rhythmic variety, there is an emphasis on fun as they form complex drum patterns only for them to be chopped and screwed into myriad formations. At times, an Amen break is accompanied by blissed-out atmospherics borrowed from old school d’n’b (‘Buffalo Skank’). At others, an unapologetic rhythm drives forward as if crushing anything in its way (‘Oblivion’). On ‘Taz &’ ricocheting snares evoke the music of junglist Sully before Bakey strips them entirely in favour of a more minimal sound.
Buffalo Skank EP drops 23rd September via Time Is Now.
released September 23, 2022
Production by: Tom Frankel & Dayne Harper
Mastering by: Ten Eight Seven
Artwork: Pointless Illustrations
Pressing by: Record Industry