Sickboy "Time To Play vol. 2" - adn108
Image The second volume of two, this record is the vinyl pendant to Sickboy's "Time to Play" CD, released by Ad Noiseam at the end of 2008. It features five tracks from the CD version and the vinyl exclusive "Gegen Haters". (Get this on 12" / as mp3)
More madness from the source of it all. Sickboy, one of the most seminal breakcore / mash-up / whatever artist of the current European scene takes everybody to the utmost rave of 2008. It's all pretty colourful, you might meet Alf or some girl from Mars but don't be mistaken, there might still be blood on the dancefloor at one point.

Having released his previous four albums on Peace Off, Mirex and Cargo's Very Friendly, Jurgen Desmet (aka Sickboy) presents on Ad Noiseam a full length album which might be at the same time his most accessible and his "sickest". Having dropped the noise from his sound, the boy is now all about crazy raving, flashy beats and tongue-in-cheek samples (all right, this last element has always been there with Sickboy). Armed with a beats bassy enough to wreck sub wooferss, anthemic samples and a tempo reaching for the sky, Sickboy doesn't let the dancefloor catch its breath for a second, and offer here 45 minutes of non-stop sonic ketamine.

Maybe a sign of the time, and somewhat comparable to the recent evolution in sound of such co-conspirators as Bong-Ra, Jason Forrest or Shitmat, Sickboy steps away here from the darkest corners of breakcore and integrates in his sound some old school rave, new school house, and no school delirium. Where mash-up was previously often limited to a few samples and hooks in the middle of a noisy breakcore track, it has now gained the entire tracks, new coherent ensembles embracing many genres at the same time, and coming out as something new and exhilarating.

A fiercely enthusiastic, fun and catchy album, "Time To Play" is the perfect expression of what Sickboy is about. And, be honest, haven't you always dreamed of raving it up with Alf?

Time To Play vol. 2

Release date:
August 2009

In the store: Buy this on 12".
Buy this as mp3.

Tracklisting:A1. Saturns Return
A2. Doofemelius
A3. Alundra
B1. Bogan Melmac
B2. Gegen Haters
B3. Spartan Gabba

Mastered by C-Drík at Syrphe.
Artwork by Droon, illustrations by Emily Hasselhoof.



Saturns Returns (excerpt)

Other releases by Sickboy on Ad Noiseam:-Time To Play - adn106
-Time To Play vol. 1 - adn107
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