Cali group, Clipping, are an experimental hip hop act with elements of industrial noise and Death-Grips-style abrasiveness thrown in. Unlike Death Grips, their emcee, Daveed Diggs, takes a traditional, clean style of rapping (i.e. no angry shouty hobo vocals). The crazy intensity and experimentation is mainly in the beats. Highlights include the minimal ambient track ‘Dream’, which rolls straight into the track ‘Get up’ literally featuring an alarm clock bleep as an instrumental. Then there’s the second track, ‘Body and Blood’, which has a menacing industrial Gesafflestein vibe to it. The beats are less noisy than on Clipping’s debut, Midcity, which was too harsh for me in most parts. They feel more creative and varied this time round.