You'd be forgiven for thinking the Roots & Future label was outlet soley for DJ Madd material, with the producer serving up a healthy five 12" offerings since it was launched three years ago. The artist charged with widening the Roots & Future roster is ITOA, previously seen on the label lending their own take on DJ Madd material with some tasty remixes. As debuts go this is rather fine indeed, as the A-side finds ITOA laying down taut junglists rollers blessed with some real inventive drum programming ("Paygk"), rudeness that sounds like vintage Timbaaland does drum and bass ("Blabbermouth"). On the B, swift and choppy vibes abound on "Run Rings" which brings some footwork into the mix, whilst closer "Haunt U" shows off yet another side to ITOA.
released July 30, 2016
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