Boomkat Product Review:
Chicago footwork/juke hitman DJ.MC turns up on Hyperdub with a wickedly weird, six-toed session that hails the Windy City’s irrepressibly odd feel for the funk.
Already flagged up for his powerful 2017 album ‘Lowend Jungle’, especially the gnawing acid minimalism of its ‘Mindflow’ zinger, DJ.MC lowkey demands attention to his soulful, spaced-out club style on this one. It starts up all G-funk greazy and rave-eyed on ‘Who Wants Smoke?’ and keeps toes barely touching the ground in levitation system of ‘5,4,3,2,1’, before feeling his deepest Chi roots in ‘House Goin Viral’. It only gets freakier, better in the 2nd half, whirling hi-register alien tones and pneumatic subs on ‘Space Godz’ and pinging bleep ballistics that resolve with spyfunk strings in ‘Chicago Flow’, then shutting it down with a deadly cut of jazz-fusion footwork ‘Go Down’.
Be daft not to!