I like multi genre producers the best. There has to be sense in keeping your ears and mind open whilst knowing your roots. Not only does genre hopping and moving with the times keep you fresh and young, listening only to drones or house kick drums your whole life music must send you a bit mad eventually and I for one need to look after my few remaining brain cells.
Luke Vibert has been around electronic music for probably longer than he would care to remember recording under various aliases, leaping over genre fences with a lightness of foot whilst not compromising his art an inch.
Just to show there are no flys on him he kicks off with ‘Belief File’ a perky dubstep number fusing monster bass with classic voice samples and rap vocals before the song descends into early house keys and morphs into an altogether different beast whilst sounding like it’s the most natural thing in the world for a song to do just that.
Golden Era hip hop with a twist closely follows before the hip hop template mutates into darker more twisted territory by ‘De-Pimp Act’ it’s jazz horns tangling with major effects until by track 4 you are in spaced out acid techno territory and feeling ready for a night on a sweaty dance floor.
As for the rest of the album it’s a bit like a musical wrestle mania cage fight as techno, IDM, hip hop, dubstep and mutant breaks come together in a bid to be the last man standing and in the process a strangely compelling audio spectacle is created.
Planet Mu Records