‘Razor / Predators’ is the first release from Higher Level Records, Borai and cutting house manager Henry Bainbridge’s foray into label-running. The new label’s ethos for putting out evidence-based bangers is commendable; only after each track has been cut to dubplate and thoroughly road-tested will they be scheduled for release.
Both tracks here definitely pass Higher Level’s release criteria but ‘Razor’ really stands out to us. Snarling bass tones, euphoric breaks and huge synth stabs combine into a sound Borai’s termed ‘breakstep’. In the producer’s own words, it’s “part resurrection, part new direction.”
‘Razor / Predators’ is available on vinyl from 15th October but expect a digital release to follow on Bandcamp soon.