Mikkel Meyer Bacon

Mikkel Meyer Bacon

Denmark's Mikkel Meyer puts some serious sizzle back into dub-step with his second release on Statler and Waldorf, Bacon. For this album, Meyer has moved from jazz-infused electro to thick, grimy dub-step and seems right at home with the genre. "Tatar" is a great introduction to the disc, as faint ethereal notes coast in and euphoric blips waver alongside pure grit and warped, distorted synths. "Dyreryg" is steeped in mangled, distressed radio frequencies, while "Flødebudding, with its dirty, mechanical beats, has the feel of incorporated, layered percussion, both synthetic elements coexisting to create a harmonious auditory balance. Swahilian flavour from guests Lufu and Chidi Benz, and beats reminiscent of an angrier, muddier Burial, help Meyer's artful transition into dub-step. (Statler & Waldorf)