“Explosion” — Louie Dollars

Sci-fi warning sirens start the song, but Armageddon never comes. Instead, the mostly instrumental hip-hop track seems decades old, built on a raw beat that sounds like it was constructed from live recordings of street performers hitting trash cans and discarded beer bottles. A deep-voiced slow-mo sample gives the track its title and pushes it closer to Madness than Flying Lotus. The promised fireworks delivered at song’s end are only of Black Cat caliber, but that’s appropriate. “Explosion” makes a better interlude than a countdown.

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