Exquisite. Really feeling anything this label stamp their names on, real grown up drum & bass. If you’re a fan of laid-back '90s hip-hop, it won’t be hard to find solace in this track. A cool, profound drum pattern that wouldn't be found too far from a mixtape of Common or Talib Kweli, but with a tiny glimmer of a flickering 170 ever so slightly tapping away in the background.
The LNY TNZ guys are on fire at the moment and this unofficial remix is another example why. Awesome trap-meets-hardstyle vibe!
It was the Man Bites Dog imprint that got me intrigued, as gotta admit, never heard anything from Playdough before but mygod gonna keep an eye cocked for this loon from here on in. 'Been Dope' is just nuts, straight up Funkadelic/Death-style black-rock psych-racket over which Oh No drops his usual soopstoopid gospel, Sean P marshalling the carnage with a post-punk abusiveness and a straight-up dub sense of madness. Those moments where vocal lines get echoed to the max recall Edan massively (particularly his work with Lif) and you won't find a hotter stew of murky lysergic madness before 2014's out. Essential.
Reissue of this classic crossover EP from survivors of the independent/DIY post-punk scene in '80s Australia. Emerging into the '80s with a trail of ‘industrial’ music experiments borne from early sampling techniques and tape manipulation, the duo wrote this classic electro-pop gem, ‘Dead Eyes Opened’, which was a mainstay in European and forward-thinking American discos at the time. Also cited by some as being one of the key tracks in the genesis of techno and house music. Here it gets a facsimile reissue on the Dark Entries label from San Francisco.