Tuesday, 8 January 2008

November Forkast

A quick Forkast for Pitchforkmedia.com:

Seventeen Evergreen
Ensoniq (Bi-Polar Men Refix)
Lucky Number

While San Fransisco based two piece Seventeen Evergreen peddle robust, melody-infused indie as in debt to the dreamier moments of the 4AD roster or Mercury Rev as the Malkmus references that seem to be bandied around so readily whenever the band come up this track offers something else entirely. Although little information is available as to the identity or past work of the Bi-Polar Men they have transformed the bands original into a haunted, buzzing, skipping, swung 2-step indebted workout. Currently being played out by Skream on his Rinse FM show and championed by Prancehall in Grime circles this little piece would not have been out of place on Kode9’s sharply dextrous Dubstep Allstars Vol.3 in which cut-up, quick mixing and diverse selection demonstrated that the barrier between grime and Dubstep was not the chasm many imagined. This track is tucked away on the ‘Music Is Wine’ EP between a pair of Joakim remixes but shines far beyond its confines.

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