Release Date: Jun 8, 2018
Record label: Hyperdub
Genre(s): Electronic, Garage, Experimental Club, Grime
Proc Fiskal's music is filled with rapid, choppy beats and playful, sometimes cartoonish samples, as well as melodies inspired by Japanese video game music. His music closely resembles instrumental grime, particularly due to its buzzing bass and angular rhythms, but it's a lot faster, typically clocking in at around 160 beats per minute, closer to drum'n'bass or footwork. The producer hails from Edinburgh, Scotland, a decidedly different locale than London, so his music inevitably seems to come from an outsider's perspective.
When Edinburgh grime producer Joe Powers arrived on the scene last year with a smacking debut on Hyperdub, he was praised for the uptempo take he brought to the genre under his Proc Fiskal alias. Edging up the BPM, The Highland Mob brought a new sense of propulsion to instrumental grime's battle-ready kinetics, and he's returned with a dynamically overhauled followup primed to make new waves. Named after the brain region believed responsible for processing emotions, Insula is a cerebral, introspective record offering an abrupt turn from ….