Two kings of the indie dancefloor unite for a warm, timeless take on 20th century pop and rock
Mad, yes, and dangerous to own.
'Constant Mutation' captures the process with time-lapse photography, uniting a dozen tracks previously released on the darkcore Deathchant label, and others. The Nietzschean pummel of gabba rhythms - the hardest of 'cores, beloved of shaven-headed Dutchmen - is never far away. But what caught the ear of 5 man and drum'n'bass pioneer Mike Paradinas were the mad breaks, hyperspeed digitals and garotted hip-hop samples that actually powered the techno pile-driving. This was pure breakbeat being driven to glorious extremes - now further "battered, butchered and escorted to the slaughter" by former champion turntablist Hellfish and hardcore DJ Producer for this continuous (read: unrelenting) mix CD.
Tracks like 'Turntable Savage' lay bare the metamorphosis: old skool hip-hop diced into oblivion by a 210bpm guillotine, gleeful digital screes strafing the mix. It's a close cousin to Kid 606's glitch-hop apocalypses (and probably just about as legal in its sample use). The singalong hit (we speak relatively) 'No More Rock'n'Roll', meanwhile, recalls Atari Teenage Riot's guerrilla beatmanship being hi-jacked by V/Vm's malevolence. Mad, yes, and dangerous to own.
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