Deadbeat

“Eastward On Mecca”

WAG033 scanZoom inLabelWagon Repair
Cat. No.WAG033
FormatEXCL12"C
Orders fromWed, 05 Dec 2007
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Review

We are delighted to present ‘Mecca’, the Wagon Repair debut of Deadbeat. Deadbeat is one Scott Monteith, a long time Montrealer and recent Berlin ex-pat who has been releasing his own special blend of dub laden, minimal electronics since 2000, for labels such as Cynosure, Musique Risquée, Scape, and Spectral to name but a few. His work has been met with consistent critical acclaim from the industry’s leading publications and websites, and drawn regular performance invitations for some of the world’s most respected festivals, including Barcelona’s Sonar, Berlin’s Transmediale, and Montreal’s own Mutek. Also a member of duo Crackhaus; whether crafting kaleidoscopic house and techno, snap-clap digital dancehall, or impossibly heavy dub, Scott continues to search for his own unique voice between the ones and zeros. Taking a pretty traditional reggae approach to this EP, Deadbeat creates three different versions with the same elements, with the intention of trying to create something for a slightly different dancefloor context with each. A1 ‘Mecca’ opens with sprinkler percussion and deep toms that focus into a strutted electronic beat, highlighted by murky horn blares and a dizzy synth climb. A melancholy hook shines amidst the bustle, growing in stature and influence to glorious climax. B2 ‘Mecca Drum Jack’ is a wholly percussive beast, as a tribal stomp is invited to jack and transport us from Benin to Berlin in an instant. B1 ‘Mecca Dub’ offers a deep and dreamy dub interpretation, with ghostly horns and pulsing synth dropping sharply on unsuspecting ears.

WAG033 in the media

2000 and one: “...deadbeat's crazy dub flow. rock on:)))”

Agnes (shtml): “ Deadbeat comes all the way back up with some nasty groovin dub, Mecca Dub is the one for me, i like the way the beat grooves properly and also humm dubby shit is the right thing to get me on ! great ! as well, i'm supper happy to see such a release on Wagon Repair, excellent...”

Alland Byallo: “I love the Drum Track! I have been playing this a lot. The release is excellent. I love Deadbeat!”

Butane: “ You'd be hard pressed to find a bigger Deadbeat fan, and I've been waiting patiently for this to come out.. It's everything I hoped it would be. Lovely warm tech house dubby goodness. More please”

Craig Richards (Fabric): “ DEADBEAT IS AMAZING. IM SUCH A FAN LOVE THE JACK ONE. HES PLAYING AT THE CLUB ON SATURDAY. FANTASTIC”

Dave Twomy (Samurai FM): “Dave Twomy (Samurai FM) whole ep is just fantastic... so much depth and as for the title well, in my top 20 of the year. crowd just die for that hi hat when it finally comes in. builder of the year and sums up perfectly this years move towards dub. wicked wicked wicked. well done deadbeat (who by the way also made one of the mixes of the year i reckon in thr form of his RA podcast more please!!!”

DJ Gio MC-505: “It's a curious trip into all forms of micro-dub-techno. My favourite is "Mecca" (on a-side), a long journey with haunted synth lines and pulsing rhythms. It will be one of the hottest releases of cold winter 2007-2008.”

Found Sounds (DJ Mag ): “ Pardon my French, but this is a bit fucking special. Love it Mecca and Mecca dub are the tracks. Simple but brilliant.”

Giles Smith: “Some quirky innovative trax here for sure. ..Love the rough, loose drums on "Mecca". Like the more housey groove on the dub even more. ”

Groove Mag (GER): “Riddim-Kid Deadbeat richtet sein Haupt gen Mekka. Gar nicht mal weit hergeholt, bedenkt man, dass Wagon Repair für viele genau das ist. Mathew Jonson hat mit seinem Label jedenfalls einen gehörigen Teil zu einer Techno-Frischzellenkur beigetragen. Da möchte Deadbeat nicht versagen und liefert geradezu eine Heldentat ab. „Mecca“ pendelt im Original irgendwo zwischen Cadenza, Radio Slave und Innervisions, verneigt sich in der Dub-Version vor Augustus Pablo und schmuggelt zu guter Letzt auch noch die digitale Dancehall rein. Frisch wie Schlagsahne. GJ”

IDJ Mag (UK): “Montreal’s Scott Monteith has been melding dub with minimal electronics since 2000 on labels like Pole’s Scape, and this cool debut for the Wagon Repair crew continues the thread, albeit with more dancefloor attention than most of his previous work. The lead track is a writhing, crackling beast that manages to cut through on the floor despite a ton of reverb-heavy details, flanked by a smokin’ dub version and a starker minimal re-edit on the flip. ”

Jay Kilka (Traffic): “ A great groove and builder with very intricate production! awesome!!”

Karotte (Cocoon): “die a seite hat nen tollen groove. mag ich die platte. wird gespielt.”

Laurent Garnier (F-Com): “dubby dubby africa vibes Pure trip as always Full support from me ”

Lee Smith: “Deadbeat – Eastward on to Mecca Wagon Repair (Can) Wag033 Montreal’s Scott Monteith has been melding dub with minimal electronics since 2000 on labels like Pole’s Scape, and this cool debut for the Wagon Repair crew continues the thread, albeit with more dancefloor attention than most of his previous work. The lead track is a writhing, crackling beast that manages to cut through on the floor despite a ton of reverb-heavy details, flanked by a smokin’ dub version and a starker minimal re-edit on the flip. 4 ”

Mike Monday: “ Fantastic tribalistic bizznizz. Lovin the orig mix too, although I reckon I'll be hammering dem drums the most...”

Mike Shannon (Cynosure): “I really love this EP especially the drum jack. Using this as an opener is an absolute bomb! ace! ”

Prins Thomas (Full Pupp): “love this, please send some hi-res files or even better a vinyl copy so I can play it out Liam Arnold (Skinny) bloody awesome work, even better than the journeyman's annual stuff, definitely.”

vibe mag (ger): “Der Kreis vom Kanadier Scott Monteith zum Label seines Heimatlandes schließt sich hiermit. Mit vielen seiner bisherigen Veröffentlichungen steht er bereits für minimalen Dub Techno der klassischen Schule, welchen er auch hier in den 3 Episoden erzählt. Mit einem klaren Ziel vor Augen und Ohren wirkt „Mecca“ spirituell. „Mecca Dub“ mutet wie ein hypnotischer Ritt durch den Wilden Westen an. Ebenso lässt der Titelname bei „Mecca Drum Jack“ bereits tief in musikalischer Hinsicht blicken, kommt allerdings stark looporientiert daher. Allseits bewährte Kombination von Dub und Minimal Techno von einem der Protagonisten dieser Sparte.”

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