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Guns At Dawn
"One day it may take a biographer some time to sort out all -- the aliases and collabs that have occurred within the dubstep community of Toronto and Ottawa. From Loetech and High Deaf to Kingpin Sound and Bombaman/Matt Carl/etc., it's a bit hard to sort out who's who within each production half the time. This particular collaboration between DZ & XI, due to its titling, lacks much of the mystery of many of the aforementioned names, but easily makes up for that trait in raw power. 'Guns at Dawn,' on the A-side of this release, is easily one of the most anticipated productions associated with DZ to come forward, even when one considers the relentless list of best-selling 12"s on labels from Black Acre to Off Road and Hotflush in recent history. Essentially a more hip-hop influenced track with regards to the syncopation of its rhythm and melody, the space between these two frenetic arc points fill such a massive area in an ambient space, once heavily amplified that the sheer physical push of those elements creates an enormous push and pull of air from the soundsystem, akin to a lumbering, mythical beast breathing. It truly can be a frightening experience, and as a tune tends to overpower any track it is being mixed from. 'Showtime' and 'Annapolis' round out the B-side, but are no less characteristic of genius at work, the former being built around a pummeling stab of a FM synthesis styled bass line, and the latter a unusually driving vocal."