The four track EP is split in half- “Move My Body” and “Serum” are ruff, 130 bpm darkstep executions demonstrating that Raito’s jungle traditionalism is even more refined than ever. But it’s his take on 90’s tribal house where we get into new- and essential- territory. “Green Inferno” and title track “Tribal Cave” show restraint in production, refraining from overloading on rave tropes and instead focusing on loops executed with precision and perfection. The results are hypnotic, near maddening huge tunes where caustic conga loops drive you like a car without breaks down hill into climactic builds and drops that are both understated and absolutely explosive. Tribal house isn’t a reference we saw coming, but this EP has us fully converted. Sorry techno, but sometimes the drum calls.
01. Raito – Tribal Cave 02. Raito – Green Inferno 03. Raito – Serum 04. Raito – Move Your Body
August 18, 2017