Shy One // IP Addy
Inventive techno variations from a DJ and producer with grit and flair bedded into everything she does.
Mali Larrington-Nelson’s music has trickled out over the past 10 years in snatches of digital releases for DVA Music, Rhythm Section and Diskotopia amongst others. In the mean time she’s forged her reputation through a strong DJ presence on NTS and elsewhere, throwing down a loose style that joins the dots between grime, techno, broken beat, house and well, just about everything with an inherent funk.
In the first of a mooted series of drops for Eglo, she looks set to solidify her trajectory as an artist with an assured three-track 12” which sounds right at home on Alexander Nut’s peerless label. The range is as broad as existing fans of her sound would expect, leading in with the twitchy, noise caked techno of ‘IP Addy’, where the synth lines red line in a style that calls to mind Shake at his rowdiest. ‘Crumb Trail’ has a housier bent, but it’s also laced with acid and artfully squashed in the rhythm section. ‘A New Way Of Looking At An Old Place’ smooths things out, but not at the expense of the scuffed vibe which presents itself as Shy One’s calling card on this vital, idiosyncratic release.