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ARTIST
TITLE
Smoke Signal/Strategy
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
OFFROAD 003EP OFFROAD 003EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/22/2008

"After an aural assault from DZ on OFF001, and Twisted's low-slung grimey offering on OFF002, Toronto's Christian Andersen aka XI has delivered something special for number three. First up is 'Smoke Signal,' and right from the off, you know it's a no-nonsense affair with militant marching drums and livid swells of buzzing static. This tune's all about the drop though, and what a drop it is! The unadulterated bass-bin mayhem is unleashed with little more than a muttered warning, with pounding 808 subs worrying your speakers while the paranoiac FX set your nerves jangling. On the flip, 'Strategy' takes a cue from rising dubstep star Martyn, mixing tight post-UKG beats with thick textured pads and deep, bluesy sax licks. As the tune progresses, XI drops in a non-stop bouncer of a bass line, resonant squarewaves bulging out beneath the urgent offbeat stabs and layered atmospherics. Supporting DJs include: Joe Nice (Dubwar USA), RSD (Tectonic), Komonazmuk (H.E.N.C.H.), Ramadanman (Hessle Audio), Headhunter (Tempa), Rossi B (A.R. M.Y./BBC 1Xtra), Markle (2nd Drop), Tayo (Cool & Deadly) and many more."