We’re super pleased to shine a spotlight on Ambivalence! Well, not on the state of ambivalence – though there clearly is quite a bit going around – NO! We’re talking about the moniker of Mr. Bogdan Gajdučeňa, from Prague. Fans of the label no doubt caught his Ove Naxx remix last year and we’re pleased to… more
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Initially begun as a sort of remix record, “Panther Tracks” builds heavily on a variety of sampled heroes. One can hear Dj Chip and Dj Technics form the skeleton of more booty oriented tracks like “Peepers” and “Boomshakalaka”. While some live recordings (on cassette) of old-school Uk Breakbeat Rave festivals by DJ Slipmat, Ratpack, and Ellis D are reconstructed to make new Breakcore styled dance tracks. Traces of Hardstyle, Techno and a whole lot of Breakcore yield such gems as “Party People”, “Get Down” and “Rock Rock Rock”. No style too hard or too cheesy to learn from, “Panther Tracks” is like the ultimate Rave; it’s fun, slightly crazy, and will keep you dancing all night long.
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Raw and technical, this debut album from Ambivalence is an exercise in measured aggression, meticulous break acrobatics, and wistful pessimism. Like a slap in the face, this is going to grab your attention and keep it. In this current global political climate, do you have any idea what’s going on? Just lie back and let this be the soundtrack to your facebook feed slowly imploding. Music by Bogdan Gajdučeňa Cover art by Jason Forrest & Marlon Beijer Mastered by Sean Doyle
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