Kid606 Shout at the Döner

Kid606 Shout at the Döner
Shout at the Döner is a wet dream for those who like it gritty. Kid606's latest album, and arguably his most accomplished, is a sweaty, danceable treat rife with synths so distorted you'll question the functionality of your speakers. Loaded with samples, with each track insistently repetitious, Shout at the Döner knows exactly when to throw in the crazy hooks to keep it interesting. Broken down into four distinct track groupings, the division of songs serves not only as a collective memoir of the disc but also as a subtle switch in the style of music. "Dancehall of the Dead" employs glitchy tricks akin to Mr. Oizo but blows the top off the track by minimally blending each noise and throwing down a heavy beat. Opening track "Be Monophobic With Me" is the perfect vicious, chaotic tune to introduce such a frenetic album. Shout at the Döner doesn't need to cling to annoying genre restraints like hardcore and IDM — the later an apparent Americanism used mainly in North America — and Kid606 knows it. The sampling and experimentation that run through the album speak for themselves. They work and work well. (Tigerbeat6)