Melting Pot 01: Sickboy

The tradition of combining perversity and playfulness into a true soundclash has never left post-modern music alone, acting as culture vultures ramping their way through carcasses of crispy produced megabits to vigour sampling of smirky headlines. Sickboy has more than upped the ante with this hairsplitting slab of digitized breakestral chaos, never suggesting melodies or functional rhythms it draws from but juggling without remorse on the dividing line between acceptability and grimy flavoured cynism. Crucially it's not the neglect of human consciousness, it 's the utter impulsive sheer excitement that blends in with a deliberate throwback of mostorted needle-sharping. Imagine a dedicated Manowar maniac with the 'wimps & posers leave the hall' principle, incarnated in a sparkling aural torturous display of mashed-up breakbeat galore. Gonna clear rooms quicker than a megaton fire alert with music that'll stir up any godforsaken industrial pigeonhole with a whirlwind…

Not only has Sickboy become one of the best recognized names in breakcore all over Europe, but he keeps improving his production by big steps with every releases. Following the "Musical Therapy" breakthrough from his noisy and dark past, "Times Infinity" speeds things again, and see this musician present a much more up-beat, party-oriented and mashed-up album, in which he evens uses some 8bits or old school breaks influences. A hard-as-concrete but definitely joyful and colorful great breakcore album. The force is strong with this one.

While Sickboy has made a name for himself with noisy, aggressive, and not-so-serious breakcore, this new album sees him taking a big step forward. Rather than throwing in your face a wall of breaks and noise, Sickboy's "Musical Therapy" slows things down, add quite a lot of melodies and sample, resulting in something which is somewhat reminiscent of of Kid606's "Kill Sound Before Sound Kills You". Less clich?, more mature, accessible and catchy than before, here's in my opinion the best Sickboy material so far. Recommended.

Sickboy's exhilarating, enthusiastic and insane-as-ever fifth full length album features this musician's most infectious, catchiest and most efficient material. While the noise might be gone for good, Sickboy's new clothes are of the colourful party kind. Mixing old school rave, new school electro, breaks and madness, Sickboy hits the nail on its head and invites everybody to play, rave and party non-stop. Refreshing!