The myzterious Rezzett applies salty digits on two sore, nervy pieces for TTT further to their string of widely praised 12”s, 7” and tape over the last coupla years.
Doyce feels particularly damaged, approaching the ‘floor from the back door with bristling breaks knotted and frayed in undulating, tabla like whorls and scuttling patterns whilst a cold sweat sheen of electronics evaporates in in noxious harmonics from its thizzing skin.
For a neat contrast, Doyce (Yavas) burns off the twitching rhythm to leave those ambient soul gases floating across the flipside like dawn mist from a burned-out rave.
Step into this rattlesnake-ridden realm! Dancehall Showdown is a crazy non-place world where 60’s Spaghetti Westerns, 70’s Library Synth Records and 90’s Golden Era Dancehall come together for a death-defying communion inna Yard! The old posse of SKRS and MX7 ride once again under the banner of their co-run label, ICS Library Records, off into the fringes of sound-based reality.
SKRS’ OG Papa Coolbreeze reinforces their select palette, “This album is our reiteration of influences ranging from Spaghetti Western era Upsetters to Raymond Scott’s Manhattan Research Inc. to early Horsepower Productions. Now the soundtrack we paint, however, is something entirely unique on its own”. Simply put: there’s NOTHING like it out there!
Full disclosure: this LP has been shelved for well over 3 years now with the sudden disappearance of Oklahoma’s now-mythical Digitalis Recordings, who were set to release it hot on the heels of their 2012 SKRS debut LP, TheCallFromBelow. Since then, we’ve laboured to break more ground and lay several more keystones in the growing SKRS/ICS groundation-foundation in order to withstand its intensifying expanse and weight. Now that the ground has been prepared, we’ve decided to take Dancehall Showdown back into our own hands and give it the proper love and nurturing we had always intended for it.