Boomkat Product Review:
New one from Poirier featuring Red Fox, Machinedrum, Face-T turns, MC Zulu, Fwonte, Dubmatix and Riddim Wise.
"Poirier is a producer who doesn't sit still for long. From his frenetic soca and hyped up dancehall styles to the rootsy reggae and often filmic sounds, during his 15+ year career he has covered a lot of bases.
Previous releases on Ninja Tune and Mixpak have seen a wide array of fans come flocking to his sound. Constantly evolving and shifting, "Migration" is an album that draws all of it together, moving from inspirations and genres, pulling them apart and putting them together again, fluidly building a sound all of his own and planting a flag in the musical map. Electronics meld with acoustic instrumentation while warm tropical sounds rub up against stark digital soundscapes, disparate sounds and styles flowing easily into each other with no boundaries.
It is indeed no coincidence that the album is called "Migration" - a key issue at the moment, no matter what continent you're on. As with any Poirier album, the guests make up as much of the sonic tapestry as anything else. We find legendary NYC dancehall chatter Red Fox make an appearance on the lively single "Jump".
Versatile producer Machinedrum teams up with Poirier for a deep electronic post-dancehall tune “Kypoli” while long-time collaborator Face-T turns up on "Positive Up"- a dubby dancehall rhythm and later on the 'future dancehall' stylings of earlier single "Why” and also "Likkle Money". Similarly, previous collaborator MC Zulu steps up once again to give his unmistakeable energy to "Keep It Rolling" and "Universal Peace" and Haïtian vocalist Fwonte supplying the summer vibes on the konpa meets rocksteady styled "Pale Mal".
Other like-minded musicians such as Dubmatix and Riddim Wise also bring their flavours to the table, completing a truly international line up."