Synthesizing new-millennium dancehall, electronica, dub reggae and American rap with a hardcore yardie sensibility, Terry Lynn is no joke. Though the title track employs the cadence of Busta Rhymes's Touch It, the content far eclipses its source. Primary knob-twister Phred, with Wildlife!, produce an album that should place his name near the cutting edge of new-school digi-kings, alongside Diplo, MSTRKRFT and Thunderheist.
System angrily oppresses your speakers with alternating fury and delicacy, a variety of punishing percussive instruments whiplashing the air. The disc's definitely an ambitious mixture of genres, with more cohesive execution than those of other electro/hip-hop/R&B/dub dabblers. Screaming In The Night's Dragnet style of social commentary fiercely strikes the bull's eye, and vocals by Kardinal Offishall co-conspirator Ro Dolla add to its hollow-tipped impact.