It is difficult to pick a standout track on Pariah’s 6 track EP, Safehouses. While some people like Teki Latex have taken a liking to The Slump, others have preferred Prism, a track factmag.com calls “stunning“. For me, Slump is a peak time tune, while Prism for the later hours when crowds are more eager to appreciate depth. This is a cohesive body of work, where each track feeds of the other and a sense of ambiance is created through shuffles, space and low end theory.
These tracks are not your average post-dubstep offerings, with influences of juke, hardcore and classic techno subtly shifting throughout. It is easily one of the best EPs of the year within its niche, along with James Blake’s CMYK. Interestingly enough, both of those have been released on R&S Records. This recently revived imprint is not wasting any time.
You can pre-order/buy the EP here.