"Chicago" on A1 is exactly that: fast, furious and funky. A serious fun track for djs and dancers. Followed by the slow and soulful "Fire", a trip to la la land and heavy on the B3.
On the flipside we are bringing back "Soul '69", the hit song from A-ko's 45 single. A-ko has cleaned up the samples here a little bit, which means less static, more bounce but still lofi as hell.
"Untitled McDoom'd" is Devil McDoom's take on"Untitled". This is what I call a real remix. The orginal song is still there but it is produced McDoom-style with big drums and filled up with Skandinavian raer. It also happens to be the first remix on MPM. In general I'm a bit tired of remixing and I don't believe in buying name remixes to pimp your records. But in this case A-ko and McDoom didn't tell me about it until I recieved a yousendit link.
Olski, February 2006
"Debut 12" from young man on a mission to create proper musical work from cut & paste methods at which so many try and fail... this record proves that with finesse and taste it CAN be done. I like it all!" - Jazzman (London)
"Quantic / Scruff style funk grooves from promise new producer A-Ko. 'Chicago' is a sure fire dance floor winner. This is also from the label that brought you the Lefties Soul Connection cover of 'Organ Donor', so you know you're in good hands!" - Fat City (Manchester)
"Until that live "Organ Donor" record by the Lefties Soul Connection came along, A-Ko's debut 7" was our best selling Melting Pot record of all time. Not bad considering it was just a cut and paste style instrumental record without any big samples or famous vocals to push it along. That's the thing- Olski has found a group of likeminded producers who all do this bedroom "breaks" producer thing the right way. Meaning the shit basically sounds really good, the production qualities are tight, and the songs aren't in the least bit boring. And it's got, dare I say, Soul. Especially this kid. Loving the uptempo style, the illusion of the live band (how does he do that?), the layers, all that stuff. This 12" features 2 new tracks on the a-side, led by the burner "Chicago." It's just as good as his debut "Soul 69" which appears in a new "cleaned up" version on the b-side. You also get a Devil McDoom remix of "Untitled(3)" plus the mellow-psych-ish "Fire." Another strong MPM record." TTL(nEw York)