For those of us that live East of the Atlantic Ocean, the start of 2018 has seen a grip of UK heat released between November and December of last year hitting shoreside. From Parris and Buttechno dropping truly compelling EPs via Will Bankhead's The Trilogy Tapes imprint to Phon.O's grimy techno released via Pinch's Cold Recordings, the intersection of post-dubstep bass boomers with techno and broken beat continues to foster a whole new type of 'rudeness' that moves beyond the telos of 'the drop.' Released as the second catalog number on the promising Mechanical Reproductions label, the first twelve issued by the industrial-informed Bad Tracking introduces a number of exciting new elements alongside a booming low-end that must be heard to be believed. Opening on the common sixteenth-note percussion that is a through-line connecting Bad Tracking to a larger constellation of acts, the sound design is noticeably more organic as a mixture of wooden and metal surfaces are given the Geinoh Yamashirogumi treatment. Things get really hairy once the self-contained feedback loop of the bass comes ripping through the mix a minute into the track's start, like a dance music version of the Inception brown note before a heavenly cascade of pads washes over the mix, ushering in a dynamic of build-and-release that keeps the moving parts animated for the song's remainder. What is so fresh about "XP-3" is its considerably low BPM underpinning the frantic double-time percussion and live feeling not unlike the grime-informed dance music proffered by live duo Giant Swan for the estimable Timedance label last fall while putting an industrial spin on the sound. And the industrial slow-burner on the flipside is also worth the price of admission making this a uniquely deadly twelve-inch release.