Setting off Signal Life's blacklabel series 011-015 as well as debuting on the label is Inner, Finland's worst kept secret at least judging from the vast radio support courtesy of crucial stations like London's Rinse FM. Based in Tampere, Finland, Inner has been making waves in his home country for a few years now and finally gets a well-deserved first international release. Drawing equally from Atlanta rap, movie soundtracks, grime and dancehall, Inner's music escapes a singular genre definition. Equally, his tracks emote as much as they bang in a club. Pain sets the atmosphere of the EP with a nod in a familiar direction, but swiftly switches up into a ice cold blend of futurist RnB and grime with a golden era Timbaland sensibility. Crystal Ember furthers this development with equal doses of south London grime melodics and feminine pressure. On the flip, Closa presents a thoroughly warped flex where staccato subs make your eyeballs vibrate as icey staccato synths double up showcasing Inner's ability to rethink the future of club music in 2017. Finally, certified emotional banger Roll Out continues the staccato rhythmics as squarewave melodics and hums are accompanied by long detuned grime bass streaks.