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All Music Guide - Bret Love
This EP, which is actually nearly 30 minutes long, shows why DJ Spooky was the first turntablist signed to a major label. The opening track, "You Are About to Witness," sets syncopated scratching against a Bomb Squad-like backdrop of wailing sirens, screeching Psycho samples, and a classic NWA line before morphing into "Dumb Mutha Fucka," a furiously funky descent into hell that matches thunderous drums and sheets of psychedelic samples against a maddeningly infectious string melody. On "Sum Ill Shit Clinton Street Dub," Spooky deconstructs his whacked-out sound even further, tweaking a bassline straight outta the Jack Bruce songbook and taking it into the deepest, darkest ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bret Love
This EP, which is actually nearly 30 minutes long, shows why DJ Spooky was the first turntablist signed to a major label. The opening track, "You Are About to Witness," sets syncopated scratching against a Bomb Squad-like backdrop of wailing sirens, screeching Psycho samples, and a classic NWA line before morphing into "Dumb Mutha Fucka," a furiously funky descent into hell that matches thunderous drums and sheets of psychedelic samples against a maddeningly infectious string melody. On "Sum Ill Shit Clinton Street Dub," Spooky deconstructs his whacked-out sound even further, tweaking a bassline straight outta the Jack Bruce songbook and taking it into the deepest, darkest recesses of psychedelic dub. But the EP's high point is the supremely bizarre title track, a seven-minute epic of insane samples, distorted voices, and schizophrenic style changes that will leave "normal" listeners dizzy, disoriented, and completely discombobulated. In a subgenre where originality and creativity are held in the highest esteem, DJ Spooky proves himself to be truly one of a kind.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/1998
  • Label: Asphodel Records
  • UPC: 753027011015
  • Catalog Number: 110

Album Credits

Performance Credits
DJ Spooky Primary Artist
Paul D. Miller Bass, scratching
Micah Gaugh Saxophone
Karsh Kale Drums
Technical Credits
Chris Flam Engineer
Panacea Producer, Engineer
Enrique Candioti Artwork
Paul D. Miller Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Cover Art
Akinyele Adams Engineer
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