Kid606 has quite literally careened through the genre gamut over what has been a pretty prolific 15 years in the production seat. Though a predominantly noisy oeuvre and penchant for ridiculous titles may put off some, those willing to forgive the occasional obnoxious moment will find plenty of witty, intelligent and genuinely inventive ones too—a point best kept in mind on first approaching his Ejaculazer Tag EP.
Where Kid606's musical nomadism had previously occurred record to record, over the last few years all manner of styles have wound up mashed into the same EP, with varying degrees of success. Ejaculazer Tag is no different. Its cocktail of influences—Dr. Dre, Daft Punk and Vangelis (Chariots of Fire, Blade Runner)—sound like a recipe for disaster, but in this case have resulted in one of his more successful alchemic achievements. Both "Ejaculazer Tag" and "We Call It Life" are scopey works of 80 BPM synth-hop: one all bright and shimmery, the other bloopy and bass-driven. All three remixes are a delight too. Mochipet adds a little juice and canter to "Ejaculazer Tag"'s original blissed out sway, swapping the IDM-style electronica interlude for an electro-choral clash that finds some unnatural equilibrium between beautiful and jarring. But Kid606's own 160 BPM club mix is the one for me. It's juke but in an unusually lush, subtle and feminine context.
"Cartoon Funk" adds skewered Reflex tropes to the EP, spoken with a typical Kid606 tongue-in-cheek. Joe Lentini's virtually unrecognisable "Ejaculazer Tag" dub continues the theme, sounding like something from The Braindance Coincidence compilation.
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Tracklist: Kid606 - Ejaculazer Tag EP 01. Ejaculazer Tag
02. Ejaculazer Tag (Mochipet Remix)
03. We Call It Life
04. Ejaculazer Tag (160bpm Club Remix)
05. Cartoon Funk
06. Ejaculazer Tag (Joe Lentini Dub)
07. Let's Get Radioactive (Kanji Kinetic Remix)