Killa Babylon Kutz (Planet Mu, 2004)
Reviewed by ragudave (reggae-reviews.com)
Henry Collins (aka Shitmat) has created an album that moves from extreme noise dancehall to sample-heavy drum and bass. On top of this we have some great high speed toasting. The samples are from numerous sources and include the theme to Rocky, Mastermind as well as tracks from The Ruts, Queen, and Michael Jackson. This album shows how reggae, techno, jungle, dancehall and toasting can all be blended together. If you’ve enjoyed the plundertronica of Jason Forrest
Massive double set from the Shitmat for Planet Mu, seriously needed messy mentalisms for all you hardcore revivalists, dancehall bezerkerists and mashed-up jackers out there. Built around eight tracks utilising the “Babylon Bwoy” accapella, check the brutal percussive carnage offered up by the Amen-break obsessed “Amen Babylon” - complete with obligatory gospel “Amen” renditions fed through helium effects, or the Ace-of Bass cussing “Ace of Bass
Reviewed by Marc Medwin (dusted magazine)
It's easy to compare Venetian Snares' work with that of Aphex Twin and Squarepusher. The huge array of sonic blasts hurled at breakneck speed in stereophonic hopscotch screams, whistles, braps and snorts could be mistaken for James or Jenkinson. It's also lazy; these traits don't come close to accurately describing Aaron Funk's music over his four-year eleven-album-and-numerous-singles career.
Funk snatches and distorts rhythm and sound in ways that are
Reviewed by Maurizio Pustianaz (chaindlk.org)
It's difficult to describe Venetian's Snare music and if you want to make it simple you could only name his bleeping sound with thousands light rhythms and melodies. Maybe the right way to approach HUGE CHROME CYLINDER BOX UNFOLDING is to stop questioning and to open the three panel cover in front of us (it represents a 3d futuristic digital paint) and let us slide within the slight melodies built by Aaron Funk. The construction of the fourteen tracks is based on
- DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik
- Machinedrum - Room(s)
- Pritch & Trim - Stereotype
- Tropics - Parodia Flare
- Anti-G - Presents 'Kentje'sz Beatsz'
- Various - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.
- Kuedo - Severant
- Chrissy Murderbot - Women's Studies
- Boxcutter - The Dissolve
- NastyNasty - No Names
- FaltyDL - You Stand Uncertain
- Chrissy Murderbot - Bussin Down
- Boxcutter - Allele
- Various - Bangs & Works Vol.1
- DJ Roc - The Crack Capone
- Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
- Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu
- DJ Spinn - Man I Do It EP
- DJ Rashad - Itz Not Rite
- Numan - Race Against Time
- Ital Tek - Midnight Colour
- DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious
- Tropics - Soft Vision E.P.
- Mrs Jynx - Shark Carousel