Boomkat Product Review:
XXX-rated 808 jamz by Manchester’s Mr. Raw Brainyak unleashed on Win (Or Loose) - a new, Toronto-based label with routes along Lancashire’s X43.
Improvised live and direct on a rack-mounted Roland 808 and FX unit, MANCDETROIT scans Detroit techno from a distant, squinted perspective warped by time spent on the front lines of Manchester’s early raves and a stint embedded in Rotterdam’s mid ‘90s bunker/squat scene.
We hear all those references wrapped up in the instinctive, electrified flow of A-side’s 12 minute Perseus Dance, which could almost be some Drexciyan spawn or a stray Unit Moebius jam that escaped the strobes in ’94, whereas the B-side kicks off with a natty acapella We Need The Dough (Pella) from the man himself before turning out one of thee freakiest 808 freestyles you’ll hear in 2016, juggling porno samples with double-time drums on blown-out and tape-saturated bassline.
RIYL Africans With Mainframes, Cerberus Future Technologies, Unit Moebius.