For their first outing as recent signees to XL Recordings, Mumdance and Novelist have teamed up for a new EP called 1 Sec. Pairing Mumdance's experimental brand of instrumental grime and Novelist's cerebral delivery proves particularly effective on lead track "Shook", bridging the gap between club-friendly banger and headphone electronica.
"Shook" isn't the first time the two have paired up. Earlier this year, Mumdance and Novelist came together on the hugely well-received collaboration "Take Time", one of the flagship tracks of the new wave of forward-thinking grime. This time round, the duo take things to the next logical step on "Shook", as Novelist weaves potent imagery around Mumdance's acerbic, noisy beats. Stream the track above. The 1 Sec EP lands on January 20 through XL Recordings.