Whether you see Erb N Dub in the studio, behind a real live drum-kit as part of Wicked City or delivering a furiously scratch-laden DJ set, you know you're witnessing a proper musician at work. It's the virtuoso combination of the technical and artistic that makes his music always innovative and frequently unexpected. This time round, in Speak & Spell, he commandeers that eponymous voice synth sound and bends it to his will. Right from the beginning, a repeated Danger sample over falling arpeggios and ominous strings lay down a warning of an explosion to follow. Then the build is dominated by a countdown that's going to make this tune go off like it's atomic whenever it's dropped. And there's a lot more going on in this track than that. Erb N Dub flexes some heavyweight production skills to bring us huge stomping drums and chest-reverberating basslines that make this a dancefloor killer. Then there's the dark journey that the arpeggios take us on, and the sinister presence of the atmospheric strings. Erb N Dub has taken the classic Speak & Spell sound and used it to guide the rave through a dangerous sonic mission, fraught with fire and impact. It's another reason why we should all be paying close attention to what he does next.