Boomkat Product Review:
Coming to you exactly one week before the release of the Funckarma-produced debut album by the Shadow Huntaz on Skam (you have been warned kids - this album KILLS us), the brothers Funcken prepare the surface with a dark, squashed mash-up of electronics and wires in finest wrecked stylee. Four tracks line up by way of re-working material from Ontayso, Kero, Slemper and (Ulrich Schnauss / Xela occasional vocalist) Celine, beginning with a stretched wash of textural underlays and pounding bass-heavy percussive flexing. Ontayso's careful instrumentation is broken up, split into a thousand deadly shards and re-built with a determined purpose, funckarma style. The flipside reworkings re-draw the mood, destroyed beats given free flow over timestretched layers and plugged-up interpretations of DARK. The killer ending track 'Soccermummy' is the one to check - the basslines struggling to keep up with the complex beat decimations and broken flow - adrenaline fuelled craziness that slips into its own mashed up groove and delivers its payload perfectly. Killer.