Before I discuss the merits of "Auto State Of Mind", one of a sudden glut of Exit EPs from the usual suspects (dBridge, Kid Drama, et al) can I just make the point that what numerous producers refer to as "liquid drum & bass" should more accurately be referred to just as "drum" (or more accurately still "shite") since it flows more like tar than liquid and the bass is either completely absent or pitched so low in the mix that it's virtually inaudible. I have no objection to a genre's teeth being whitened, but I don't then expect them all to be pulled with a pair of pliers. None of this of course applies to Kid Drama whose two tracks, originally issued late last year, are of immaculate quality. Side A's percussive thwack, resonant bass and slightly maudlin melody are masterfully intertwined while the vocal led B-side hinges on a soaring synth line and satisfyingly resonant bass that I so hope was sampled by Kid creeping into next door's garden at 3am to sample it from their over-taut washing line. Liquid gold.
Favorite track: Kid Drama - Auto State of Mind.