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Various Artists Shockout, Vol. 1

Bob Marley's "Buffalo Soldier" almost sounds like a feel-good song that the U.S. Army could use to recruit the Trustafarian demographic. It's a far cry from this comp's toasters, who bark like guerrilla commanders ordering a palace siege. In the past year, Kid606's raggacore/fuckstep/mutant dancehall label released several 12-inchers now collected here. His noisenik compatriots like Com.A, DJ/Rupture and The Bug are paired with several toasters, but mostly the mighty Wayne Lonesome. Their DSP intensifies the spats and brawling rhythms. Elsewhere, Soundmurderer & SK-1 drain the clichÈ from the Amen break. Even though this bludgeoning can induce numbness in one sitting, Shockout is still a solid primer.

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