Goblin grime? Yes, if the title ‘Suspiria‘ wasn’t enough to get the point across, Berliner Doshy’s second EP for Dutch grime outpost Rwina is somewhat of a tribute to classic Italo horror soundtracks. What’s even more frightening than the track’s jocular take on B-movie themes is how well it works: the production values are high and Doshy nails a staggering hip-hop structure that fits the theme to a tee. With its anxious ‘Tubular Bells’ references and skittering drum machines, it bears resemblance to a more playful Salem, replacing the druggy pallor with brightly-lit synth motifs. Over its six-minute running time ‘Suspiria’ breathes in and out, trying to steady its herky-jerk heartbeat with more and more variations its luscious synths which intertwine and wrap around each other in wonderfully smooth fashion.
(C) Rwina Records.