Various Artists
MAL Recordings
Edition of 300 copies
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1Avon Blume – 3 Minutes Short 5:56
2Filter Dread – Digital Voodoo 4:09
3Soltura – Whip 3:15
4Duster Valentine – A Study Of Asoa 0:58
5Time Cow – Real Pirates Don't Say Okie Dokie Then 7:07
6King Maceeyar – Our Memories 5:39
7Jana Rush – Pink Guava 2:41

Hot on the heels of a sold out first volume, Elle Andrews & Jon K’s MAL serve a sick second battery of broken club PRESSURE featuring new and exclusive cuts from Jana Rush, Filter Dread, Time Cow, Avon Blume, Soltura and King Maceeyar, together making for the label’s hungriest delivery to date with skews of grime, breakbeat hardcore, footwork and gqom from friends and fam strewn between the Caribbean, South Africa, the US and the UK.

Avon Blume lights it off with screwed hardcore jungle drumfunk ‘3 Minutes Short’ like some vintage Mo Wax cut that’s had years of heavy rotation by the likes of Tom Boogizm, while the consistently brilliant Filter Dread fires up the Amiga for the cuboid amen atom-splitting of ‘Digital Voodoo’ on a Rufige Kru flex, beside a sharp twist by Soltura, who makes good on the promise of her All Centre releases with a deadly new one on a sci-fi-drill tip.

‘A Study Of Asoa’ features Duster Valentine indexing the Soundcloud commentary of internet figure A Study of Arpeg (something to do with AYYA from PAN’s ‘Mono No Aware’ comp, maybe?), while ‘Real Pirates Don’t Say Okie Dokie Then’ finds Equiknoxx’s Time Cow on a freaky, tracky NYC buzz, based around a box of samples Jordan ripped after spending an afternoon pillaging Jon K’s record collection in Manchester, 2016.

South Durban’s enigmatic King Maceeyar came to Elle and Jon’s attention via Okzharp and the track included here has been heavily rinsed in recent MAL sets - ‘Our Memories’ serves a mad slice of emosh gqom, marrying melancholy pads to the taxi techno template including a literally tear-inducing spoken word section, and Chicago legend Jana Rush closes things off by reducing footwork to its sexiest, jazziest and most minimalist ends on the real future shockout ‘Pink Guava’ - a weightless monster.