Reviewed by Ali Burge (Music)
This CD has class written all over it: it's made by someone called Shitmat, all the tracks bar one have Babylon in their names and all bar one feature the same jungle MC sample. The basic concept is to take a load of old pop songs, add some nasty breakcore beats and layer a sample over it. Ace of Base Babylon uses, as you ight expect, the only well known Ace of Base track, On a Ragga Shit is On a Ragga Tip redone and Jack$on Babylon uses Michael Jackosn
Oh man, is this good! We've been going on and on about drum and bass, the amen break, all that late nineties jungle, and how we can never get enough. Well, we can't. And it seems like we needn't worry. Lately we've had reissues of classic Remarc stuff as well as that wicked Soundmurderer mix cd from a few months back. But as you know, we may love jungle, but we especially like our beats BIG and HEAVY and DISTORTED, so when we discovered DJ Scud and all that Ambush
Shitmat – Killababylonkutz : lp
Reviewed by Chris Bress (collective zine)
Anybody that heard the limited 7” single Shitmat did last year will I am sure be eager to check this record out. The 7” was proper fucking good dirty ragga jungle.
This album kicks off with snippets of mastermind, jacko, the prodigy, the stranglers, the ruts and even ace of base samples. There is a lot of borrowed material on display here, but with massive jungle breaks over the top as well as the odd hilarious vocal part, usually chanting “Babylon”
Reviewed by Fela Lewis (logo magazine)
Quite why Henry Collins took the name Shitmat is a mystery, but it raises a smile to counteract the frown that results when you peruse the tracklisting. Ten tracks, nine of which end in the word ‘Babylon’ raises expectations of one idea stretched painfully thin. It’s time to dispel illusions; one track, ‘Rough Babylon’ will do the trick. A manic, raga-driven drum ‘n’ bass excursion, the only discernible word is ‘Babylon’, the rest of it a
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