Boomkat Product Review:
Knifehandchop returns!Mr chop is billy pollard, a 22-year-old culturejunkie musician from Toronto who has been producing devastating electronic dancefloor anthems for the last four years on the Irritant and Tigerbeat 6 labels. "Rockstopper" showcases what knifehandchop has done and explores totally new musical directions, compiling some of Pollard's most manic moments, and offering lots of deep, emotional tracks. The vocoded, electro anti-love songs contrast over-the-top hip hop and distorted hardcore tracks scattered throughout the album, as well as mental headmash gabba, laidback hiphop, sentimental vocal electro, and dancehall riddims. His first single "bounty killer killer" was praised for combining pop, gabba, jungle and ragga in a neverbefore- heard manner. Other vinyl-only releases like "Respect to all the haters", "taking the soul out of music" and "tko from tokyo" displayed even more musical depth, tearing apart and recreating in his own image some of the staples of club music: booty bass, house, techno, dancehall and ghetto-tech. Wicked and wild.