Boomkat Product Review:
Killer session from Simo Cell B2B Skee Mask, shifting gears between 125-160BPM over a hugely diverse tape landing as the second release on the TEMƎT label after E-Unity’s up-for-it debut.
’TemeTape1’ is effectively the label’s mission statement, covering all poles between New Beat, electro, Manc punk and darkroom EBM sleaze in the first half, and fully twysting out between ghetto tech, breakbeat hardcore, footwork, and gnashing acid tekkers on the rushing 2nd part - including a killer haul of juke-juiced flips of classic ‘80s synth-pop.
Nose to tail, it’s a proper party session. The opening 45 minutes see them follow a hunch for grubbier, industrialised styles, warming up with handfuls of dank sleaze ranging from a trilling new beat nugget to fluid hydroelectric dynamics and slippery night slugs, leading to a highlight from Manchester’s “Iron” Mike O’Neill, before the candy kicks in for a run of puckered Italo-disco and EBM.
However, they really let fly on the B-side, seamlessly highlighting links between hardcore rave of all colours, from early ‘90s UK varieties to serious Chi and Detroit crud, culminating in sped-up spins on Depeche Mode and New Order that's quite honestly worth the cost of admission alone.