Grime/garage producer Slackk, born Paul Lynch in Liverpool, England, operated Grimetapes -- an Internet archive for radio mixes that documented the distinctly U.K.
style's progression. His own work evolved from more straightforward 4/4 rhythms to more jagged, bass-heavy ones, and eventually toward more atmospheric textures. The first Slackk tracks were self-released in 2010, and so was the formal Theme EP, a three-track release that surfaced on Numbers
that November. From 2011 through 2013, there were digital-only singles for Unknown to the Unknown
, as well as releases available on vinyl through Forefront and Local Action
. Lynch eventually composed a set of spacier tracks and released them as the album Palm Tree Fire in 2014. He also helped run and DJ'ed at Boxed, a monthly club night. Slackk signed to dance music institution R&S Records
in 2015, issuing the EP Backwards Light that year, followed by Aviary in 2016. The full-length A Little Light appeared in 2017. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi