Producer/drummer Steve Bryant has been touted as one of the most versatile drummers in NYC, working as touring drummer for acts like Michna, Eliot Lipp and Young & Sick, and he's built his career mixing live instrumentation with electronic production under the name Cru the Dynamic. His latest release, The Quick, takes the syncopation of jungle and footwork and works deft percussion into it, myriad styles and samples guiding the EP.
It's easy to miss the distinctions between tracks on initial listen, but Bryant's craftsmanship shines through with subsequent spins, highlighting his percussive dexterity. Tracks like "Blossom" do exactly that, expanding outward on a cloud of playful synths and landing several drum-filled breaks. The Quick is a cohesive offering of sonic styles paired with breathtaking percussion, an EP that will take you to the club and lend itself to the cool down after, too. (Young Heavy Souls)