Boomkat Product Review:
Deadbeat casts his mind into dub territories some 10 years in the future for Mathew Jonson's Wagon Repair with one of the finest dub related projects on the label to date. It only makes sense that Paul St Hilaire should guest on a couple of the tracks, no?
Things start stomping on 'Grounation (Berghain drum mix) with Carl Craig inspired tribal house patterns emerging and forming neat polyrhythmic syncopations for the jacking crew, briefly subsiding for a dubbed interlude and skanking back into shape with the wicked dub house trip 'Xberg Ghosts'.
We're embedded in the set now and 'Deep Structure' carries the dub house groove further with a brilliant homage to the M-Series skillfully manipulated by Monteith into a very confident and controlled dub house player that instantly sets itself high above the sea of inferior imitations. The album moves into sublimely effective territory on 'Sun People (Dub Divisionaire)' moving closer to a gaseous dub quality with uplifting thumb pianos guiding the way to the final track 'Babylon Correction' featuring Paul St Hilaire again.
The artist formerly known as Tikiman takes the set onto a pure happy tripping vibe with melodica and live drums dubbed inna classic King Tubby or Scientist style to put a big satisfied grin on your mug after a very enjoyable hour of music.