Dark Lotus only contains two tracks, but it offers a tantalizing glimpse at what footwork producer Jlin had been up to following the 2015 release of her remarkable debut full-length, Dark Energy. "The Escape of the Blvck Rxbbit" is co-credited to Avril Stormy Unger, a Bangalore, India-based choreographer who has collaborated with Jlin for live performances. The collaboration demonstrates Jlin's interest in expanding beyond the footwork genre, which is typically created to soundtrack dance battles. The track contains the requisite bass kicks and jittery beats, but it seems delicate and fluid rather than the more aggressive tone to Dark Energy. "Nyakinyua Rise" is built from African percussion and tribal chants, and sounds utterly unlike any footwork track preceding it.
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AllMusic Review by Paul Simpson