Anthoney J Hart is hardly a newcomer. After cutting his teeth spinning hardcore, jungle, and drum and bass at legendary pirate radio station Rude FM, Hart eventually began producing under the Imaginary Forces moniker, channeling his early influences into noisier, more abstract territory. As Imaginary Forces plumbed the depths of abstraction, Hart was keen to find an outlet for dancefloor material, and that's where Basic Rhythm comes in. Hart wanted to reference the hardcore and jungle he grew up obsessing over, but not simply as an exercise in nostalgia. Avoiding breaks altogether, he went back to the samples that littered the genre, reframing them with contemporary rhythms.
Basic Rhythm follows up last year's Raw Trax album with another full length/full strength collection of bare, naked electronic music. Tribal futurism runs throughout as minimal cuts like "Fake Thugs" and the rattling off-centre drums of "Suburban Base", trippier takes can be found in the strange rising vocal processing of "Silent Listener" and "Night Moves" but it's nothing but pure murderation on dark space steppers such as "Blood Klaat Kore". Another highly accomplished body of work.