Boomkat Product Review:
The talents of future hiphop prodigy Mike Slott come to fruition with his debut mini-album 'Lucky 9teen' landing on the Lucky Me co-operative imprint. You've no doubt spotted his name and heard his beats sprawled all over the electronic scene over the last couple of years, from inclusions on Mary Anne-Hobbs 'Wild Angels' comp to a part on the Beat Dimension series and a slew of highly collectable 7"s, setting him apart as a beat auteur operating at the highest echelons of the scene alongside Flylo and Dabrye. He flips 80's boogie, jazz arrangements and electronica into new shapes on 'Amanallah', dices with exotic sci-fi beat organisms on 'Six AM' and craftily nudges classic hiphop/electronica templates with 'Gardening'. The neck snappin' beat of '40 Winx' twinkles and under a constellation of gorgeous synthline sequences and 'Snow Birds' trips into sci-fi jazz scapes, like Mad Mike jamming with Jamie Vex'd in anti-gravity, continued into deep space with the digital only 'Expansion' version. Like everything else he's put his name to, this record is stunning.