In this year of Donald Trump, Brexit and mass celebrity death, the only musical accompaniment that seems apt should be murky, ominous and eerie. Enter Silk Road Assassins who provide such a sonic palette with their languorous and futuristic beats.
Straddling the half-time feel and bpm divide between grime and trap, the trio of producers from Bath and Bristol have created an aesthetic and sound that garnered attention from the experimental label Planet Mu earlier this year, specifically from its prolific alumni Kuedo. It was Kuedo who first took to the three music technology students’ menacing sound and who passed on their tracks to label boss Mike Paradinas. The result of that Planet Mu collaboration was the release of the Reflection Spaces EP in April.
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[This piece was originally published on Clash Music on 13/10/16]