• Shitmat - Grooverider

    Reviewed by Boomkat

    <b> Shitmat </b> - Grooverider

    Described in the press release as a must for the 'discerning breakcore connoisseur' I must say I was surprised to hear that Shitmat's latest record, possibly named after everyone's favourite jungle deejay is actually his most restrained to date. When I say restrained I mean that it doesn't really ever go into Venetian Snares-lite IDM chop-up retardation, rather focusing on the more hardcore-styled junglist/rave sound of the early 90s. This actually works wonders for him, just check the early Omni Trio style amen chops and rolling bass on 'More Fire ('93 Ting Mix)' and end up with your mind doing hopscotch in a field somewhere in Norfolk. With tracks like this sitting side-by-side with Britney Spears' 'Toxic' sampling 'Zagreb' and the Aphex dark-tronic 'E is for Evildarkshadowsthatlurkonthedancefloor' you better know you're in for a choppy bass heavy treat that never takes itself too seriously. Easily Sh*tmat's best to date - turn it up and lose the plot...

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