Boomkat Product Review:
Kid606? That'll be an album of splintered gabba-mentalist-beat-barrages then? WRONG! Recorded over 5 years whilst on tour around the world, 'Resilience' marks Miguel Depedro finally putting to rest the tiresome and wholly inaccurate preconception of his work consisting of nothing other than balls-to-the-walls digital mayhem. Opening with the revealingly titled 'Done With the Scene', Depredro lets an analogue bass melody roll out before sprinkling all manner of swooping digital detritus and mushy breaks over the result. Building to a climactic close, 'Done With The Scene' melts into 'Spanish Song' in which The Kid takes a healthy leaf out of Four Tet's book, garnishing his chunky-knit breaks with foggy-bottomed vocals and diffused soundscapes. Elsewhere, 'Phoenix Riddim' indulges in some Trojan frug, 'Cascadia' turns the paranoia drenched electro up to 11, whilst 'Xmas Funk' is an FX tweaked set of rotating beats. The Kid is dead; long live the Kid!