Boomkat Product Review:
Pure 808 mindfuck from EVOL, cutting ’n splicing 364 Roland drum patterns from classic tunes for almost an hour-long torrent of boom clap badness for the freaks.
Veteran computer hooligans EVOL transpose the concept of their 303 megamix to another seminal Roland machine with predictably mad results. For almost an hour they keep the classics coming in a non-stop flow of bars bitten from the golden era of machine driven dance music, parsing chunks of Latin freestyle, Detroit and west coast electro, Chicago acid house and European techno on an unstoppably hyperactive session.
It’s predictably brilliant, divisive stuff, executed with a mix of wit and deep knowledge, indebted to the razor wielding styles of Omar Santana and Chep Nuñez et al, to faithfully highlight the infinite ingenuity of an underground wave of Afro-American and Latino producers during the ‘80s and ‘90s, and the way they persistently found the devil in the detail of their staccato code. In other words; it’s a madness.