Pretty Ugly
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Massive album from DVA, his debut full-length for Hyperdub, calling upon the disparate vocal talents of - among others - Natalie Maddix, Cornelia, A.L., Muhsinah and elusive South African star Zaki Ibrahim, Scratcha has created a completely unique sound-world, at once sensuously poppy and full of pirate grit.

Evergreen UK Funky anthem Natty gets reimagined as Just Vybe, complete with dreamy vocals from Fatima, drawing a line between classic West London broken beat and latterday soca derivations.

Polyphonic Dreams combines rugged-raw percussion and sub-low pulses with manic, space-age synth arpeggios to wreck your head, while 33rd Degree and Fire Fly are future soul cuts with the emphasis firmly on future.

He's really excelled himself on this album- it's hard to imagine a better full-length coming out of the post-UKF scene in 2012.

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