Logos travels the abstract landscapes of his new album Imperial Flood, while Mana brings operatic invention to Hyperdub.
Every Tuesday on Top Flight, journalist Chal Ravens traces connections between underground bass music from around the world, playing gqom, grime, ballroom, B’more, dancehall, jungle and everything in between. On this episode, Chal is joined by Logos, architect of the “weightless” grime sound and cofounder of the Different Circles label (along with his regular collaborator Mumdance). Ahead of his second full-length album, Imperial Flood, the London-based artist and DJ talks about the speculative literature and experimental computer music – from J.G. Ballard to the Chain Reaction catalogue – that shaped this dark and challenging new record. Next, Hyperdub signing Mana introduces his own debut album for the UK bass label, a surreal, almost operatic adventure through otherworldly electronics called Seven Steps Behind. On top of that, Chal has the best new releases from the world of bass, breaks and riddims, including new music from Falty DL & Benny Ill and Mexico’s Hypersonics label.