Spitting Bile EP (EP)
Released: Aug 2011
Like his labelmate Actress, Lukid belongs to an elastic patch of cosmos that defies the usual laws -- samples and synthesizers, hip-hop and techno all crumpling together, grainy and aglow. Where Lukid's LPs explore slack tempos, this single keeps the dancefloor grimly in its sights. "Park It Low" is the highlight, with droning synths, vocal fillips and faintly African guitar suggesting a desiccated Four Tet. That track tips its hat to Moodymann, while "Spitting Bile" and "Dragon Stout" are raw and unkempt, the kind of things they'll build future Nuggets comps around.