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ARTIST
TITLE
G Funk-3000/Lucky
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
LODUBS 8007EP LODUBS 8007EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/25/2008

"XI (sometimes known in collab with Loetech, aka Matt Carl/Bombaman), is yet another bright light shining forth from the dubstep rich epicenter of Northeastern Canada, Toronto. A measured producer, full of forethought both in his productions and his mixes on Streamizm, these 2 tracks mark his first appearance as solo producer, but both tunes have already demonstrated an ability to blow minds, being unfurled momentarily on select occasions by both himself and Joe Nice at Dubwar in NYC and internationally. The reason for the 'WTF was that' that tends to emanate from the crowd, following exposure, is as much related to the materials immediacy as to the fact that it symbolizes the dubstep sound once again turning a corner into unknown, exciting territory. This is particularly striking with 'G Funk 3000,' but is no less true with 'Lucky.' As for the former, it is in its simplest sense a jazzy number, with a distinctive bassline coming from a distinctive Rhodes-like tone that surges with the intensity of a low octave piano key being somehow organically overdriven, while a doubletime rhythm of muted midrange percussion practically forces energy. As for the latter, 'Lucky' is a sparse, steppy piece, that seems somehow to have a 4/4 drum pattern hinted at solely through the careful manipulation of bass velocity and swing."