Boomkat Product Review:
Skam finally pick their moment to emerge from a dark warehouse somewhere in north Manchester with a new release from secret weapon Mr76ix. Firstly we can safely say they've not lost the faith and headed down the dubstep rave route (yet), and secondly this should certainly ease up any itchy fingered cravings you've been suffering for braille stamped darkside electronica. Mr76ix's previous albums seemed like an amalgam of pretty much every artist on the label mashed up and fed through an old atari, flickering from shades of hypercoloured Team Doyobi melodies to Gescom style rhythmic complexity and Bola-esque ambience. 'Spirit Of Man' makes no compromises to this sound, jamming on his impressive array of hardware and sequencing through an old atari to create a mind-morphing cataclysm of Autisitc B-Boy tics with a darkside ravers spirit straight out of the Skam manual (we'd love to see this!). Track times are kept brief over the eight tracks, moving through densely constructed environs brimming with electro ideas before arriving at the closing masterpiece 'Shapeshifter Gravitron Mix', an acid hardcore rinseout harking back to Jega's 'Card Hore' 12" mixed with AFX in full analord mode. Rugged rave for clamming skam types = Recommended!