We’re still terrified of Entrepreneurs, but with each release he puts out, we’re finding ourselves falling for what Abeano has called his ‘intelli-tronica’. Can’t argue with that. Double A-side ‘Fuck Tactics/Bubblegunk’ stitches together the dark production of Entrepreneurs, FOE’s deranged pop and the quick wit of Ghostpoet, and based on that description, it definitely should have been a very London-based disaster but… What can we say, except that our words can’t do this anything approaching justice; so we’ll just have to call it the finest single we’ve heard all year. And it really is.
It was out yesterday via Fear & Records, fittingly on the same day as FOE’s ‘Hot New Trash’ EP surfaced on Stella Mortos. The synth-laced ‘Bubblegunk’ has been on repeat ever since the ‘U’ve Been Robbed, Joking But Not’ EP was released last year, but once you get your head around the off-kilter swagger of ‘Fuck Tactics’, it emerges as one of those rare moments in pop music where ambition and accessibility are perfectly balanced. A moment of originality and brilliance. He still absolutely terrifies us, but from, very, very far away we’re admiring everything that he’s doing. He even used a swear word in a song title, don’t tell us that guy’s not crazy.
There’s a launch party on April 8th at The Macbeth for both Entrepreneurs & FOE.