Boomkat Product Review:
Chicago's Dance Mania legend DJ Deeon decamps to Teklife for a breakneck set of resolutely American bass music, all cycling TR-808 snaps, trunk-rattling sub drops and searing acid funq. Respect the master - this one's fer the dancers.
Are there many more house producers as agelessly reliable as Deeon Boyd? Since the early '90s, the DJ and prolific beatmaker has been churning out tracks that haven't just set clubs on fire, they've modified the musical DNA of Chicago itself. In particular, the footwork genre can trace its lineage to the sample-heavy oddball slide of Deeon and his acolytes, so it's fitting that "Destiny" is comes via genre nexus Teklife.
There's four new tracks here, all of them sounding fresh without losing the erotique heat that's made Deeon such an enduring force. 'Tek 57' is a rapid slap of percussive wobbles, autotuned moans and overdriven kicks; 'Living that TEKLIFE' meanwhile impacts rhythmic flips over dramatic horns, while 'Respect the fact' winds a tuff basement kick over a wobbly acidic bassline.
Closing track 'Herbal Grinder' might be the weirdest and most brain bursting of all: an echoing sand-blasted trance lead welded onto a classic Deeon sex dungeon kick pattern that sounds like the party anthem you never realized you needed. Pure dirt.