Surreal Estate [coll] – [Frite Nite]
Compiled by SF’s Ana Sia, “Surreal Estate” is a collection of forward thinking bass music. Featuring artists like DJG, Distal, Kuro and UFO!, it’s a showcase of local electronic artists that have been involved in the jungle, drum and bass, techno breakbeat and dubstep scenes over the last decade, and then some. The LP is a sample of the 17 track long mixed album, but the cuts here are outstanding. Broken beat and atmospheric tracks on side A with XI, Distal and Sepalcure; proper bangers on side B with Kuro & UFO!’s tribal “Aoki,” DJG’s “Rites,” and B. Bravo & Teeko’s “Drop It” treading close to trap territory.