Saturday, August 9, 2008
Kid606 - Down With the Scene + GQ on the EQ++
I don't know why I've never posted anything from 606 on here. I've been listening to him for almost 6 years now after a friend of mine introduced me to him. Down with the Scene put Kid606 on the map. This album set the standard for glitched and sample stretched experimentation. Without this album, many artists I listen to would either not exist or would be lacking a significant influence. Although it was released in 2000, it's still one of the best. The track "GQ on the EQ" single-handedly changed my life. And speaking of GQ...
This one is my personal favorite. It originally was a 6 track 10", but was released on CD with additional rare and unreleased tracks (hence the ++). It was on this album that 606 perfected his production. The tracks vary from incredibly badass and ridiculously smooth glitchy rhythms to beautifully stretched orchestrated samples that, if they weren't so interesting, could easily put me to sleep (in an good way). "Dodgy" and "When I Want a Gun, Yeah" are essential tracks.