Boomkat Product Review:
Beatrice Dillon delivers 50 locked grooves from the workshop floor for the “most dangerous DJs” on Overmono’s Poly Kicks
Dillon’s set of DJ tools distill her ideas on working on, off, and around the beat in myriad permutations, and at a 133.3BPM tempo that could be sped up to the 150BPM pace of her album with a a bit of 33/45rpm toggling and +/-8 pliability on the pitch controller. They’re effectively a sort of supplementary bonus pack expanding the original album’s gaming nature, suggesting keener listeners use them as bridges and augmentary devices to complicate and funk-up her devilishly loose but tight, asymmetric drum patterns and their inherent melodious thunk.
We’re not gonna lie, these sort of records are pretty fucking annoying if not using them for DJ purposes, but when used in context they can provide hours of fun, practically making it worthwhile to cop two copies and lock yourself into two ring turntable coding; syncopating helical dervishes from the deconstructed rhythmic DNA of the Black Atlantic Diaspora and its offshoots that came to dominate and underline contemporary UK club music. In other words; it’s proper, top craic for dancers and DJs.