Boomkat Product Review:
Well this is a bit unexpected; house maverick Madteo returns from the wild with a crackshot tape for DDS, featuring 75 minutes of previously unreleased material recorded in Tokyo earlier this year and giving us mad gauzy vibes highly recommended if yr feeling owt from Moodymann to John T Gast, Huerco S. to Demdike.
Recorded at ‘Forest Limit’, an outsider art space tucked away in Shibuya, Tokyo, the 78-minute session epitomises the Italian-American’s ruggedly freestyle, tactile and heady as frig approach to knackered club movements and fever-dream samples. If we’re to drily break it down, it’s a result of highly attuned intuition, a singular palette, and a no-f*cks-given attitude. But on another level it’s simply cranky magick in the mold of Demdike’s own cut ’n splice mixtapes or their killer production reels by Iueke.
Trust Madteo's taking no prisoners inside; the session slips down a mental wormhole between head-wobbling subbass smudge, spongiform kicks and throttled tones that only occasionally allow us listeners to come up for air. It all feels digestive, intestinal and utterly grotty in the best way, connoting the murky afterglow from a satisfyingly mucky weekend of bassbin massages and hanging out with good rotters. You know the sort you can’t wash off for days.
"yeah, it's for the headz"