Chrissy Murderbot All Right

Chrissy Murderbot All Right
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You might know Chrissy Murderbot from his Year of Mixtapes blog, where he committed to the digital archives a whole year's worth of musical foraging, a mixtape a week focusing on every possible permutation of dance music (and beyond) that you can think of, and many you can't. This goes some distance in explaining the way in which he effortlessly traverses the UK dance underground of the mid- to late '90s with panache and aplomb on his All Right EP. Twisted Amen breaks and Ragga samples collide with buzzing rave synths and the omnipresent disembodied female vocal stabs so beloved by UKG producers, coloured by the high octane Juke sounds of his hometown, Chicago. And that's just the title track. Remixes come courtesy of Scottish producer Lockah (definitely a talent to watch in the remix game), who reworks the R&B-tinged "Bay Bay" into a rave cut that wouldn't be amiss on a Bonkers compilation, circa 1997, while the titular track is changed into a more straightforward drum & bass smasher by San Diego producers Calculon and Austin Speed. (Hyperboloid)