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Skitter Step: Licaxxx’s “□ ▷▷”

Tokyo’s Licaxxx covers a lot of ground on the inconveniently titled “□ ▷▷.” She speeds up and slows down the beat over the course of this just-under-four-minutes-long song, occasionally weaving in little vocal details like a shout of “hey!” or a split-second moan. It’s a track that manages to evoke elements of British dubstep along with all the brainy productions that came after (helpfully called “post-dubstep”), “□ ▷▷” sounding like a weird Looper-esque rendezvous between the two. It all climaxes with a dizzying sprint to the end. Listen below.

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