House of Black Lanterns is the brand new project from Dylan Richards, formerly known as King Cannibal (Ninja Tune) and Zilla (Warp).
Retaining the earlier influence of DJ Krust’s sprawling drum & bass soundscapes, House of Black Lanterns sees Richards develop his sound to incorporate the dub-inflected techno textures of Rhythm & Sound whilst nodding to the catchy, yet occasionally bleak floorfillers of Trax, all inspired by the modern noir visual style of Michael Mann.
"I've always worked alone, and haven't really ever found myself grouped in with people, or being seen as part of a genre. The fringes of a scene are the ones I always find the most inspiring, and the producers who work in those areas are more open to experimentation and progress." House of Black Lanterns
Title track ‘Truth & Loss’ repositions Chicago’s footwork sound somewhere between Bristol and Berlin, and is complimented by a D&B-meets-juke remix from Fracture. ‘Like A Warrior’ is a half-stepping collaboration with Trinidadian emcee, Juakali, whilst the EP closes with Richards’ techno take on Ghettozoid’s domination anthem ‘Boy Toy’.
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