20 April 2011

Fancy Mike - Sigma Chi Primavera

Fancy Mike - Sigma Chi Primavera

01. Twin Peaks feat. constrobuz 1:54
02. Adult Swim feat. Stephen Farris 4:10
03. Captain Nero feat. Montgomery Clunk 2:21
04. Ramachandran #011010 (pixelord's tron cat remix) 3:56
05. Swan Swan feat. Starfawn 3:56
06. Lazer Opera #58008 (Jack Contra's Pagliacci Reprise) 4:06
07. Ramachandran #323 (bugseed's sequel) 3:14
08. Goblin feat. constrobuz 3:42
09. Ramachandran #666 (Alphabets Heaven's Mephistopheles Mix) 2.48
10. Ramachandran #1337 (satanicpornocultshop's bleep bloop blo...) 4:05
11. Ramachandran #00 (ages film suite) 3:51
12. Superman 2:15

[KING004] Fancy Mike - Sigma Chi Primavera by king_deluxe


On 19 April 2011, 21-year-old Midwest-native beatmaker Fancy Mike released Sigma Chi Primavera, his follow up to last year's Madison Square Gardner on the Canadian label King Deluxe Records.  Thumbs up to Fancy Mike and King Deluxe for gathering so many great collaborators and remixers, incl. Pixelord, Montgomery Clunk, Alphabets Heaven, Constrobuz, Jack Contra, Sephen Farris, ages, Bugseed, Starfawn. As a whole a very interesting and eclectic album. As usual with this type of multi-genre, collaborative thing, diversity is the key here. Cosmic mutant beatz and a kind of lo-fi aesthetics seem to be the leitmotive of all tracks, as well as absolutely impeccable production quality. The rest is just an orgy of forward-looking, unrestrainted, contemporary sonic explorations served by Fancy Mike and his talented young friends. I can easily imagine powerful Adult Swim with its bright neon synths and great samples storming any dancefloor, just paving the way for my favorite banger of this release i.e. Pixelord' tron cat remix of Ramachandran #011010. 8-bit sound has never been more appealing than under the buttons of this Russian guy, he really knows how to achieve more with less. Whereas Captain Nero featuring Romanian wizzkid Monty Clunk is a kind of modern tribal psychedelia mixing tambourine and heavy drums with crazy synths and all-encompassing voice drifting in the background. Other tunes on this amazing EP tell their own story. Sometimes it is just pure beauty  like in Swan Swan (oh boy this female vocal turns me on) or off-kilter experiments in Alphabets Heaven's Mephistopheles Mix of Ramachandran or Ninja Tune'ish broken beat in satanicpornocultshop's bleep bloop blorp refix of the same tune. Jack Contra's Pagliacci Reprise of Lazer Opera, reminding me of Kid606 and other artists from Titerbeat roster, is a real slap in the face of any classic Opera fun :)) Well, f..k them, I still love his lazers and heavy guitar riffs. The rest is equally good, so don't hesitate and load these sonic bullets to your player and deliver some fresh energy to your synapses. Highly recommended by Doktor Krank!!!

You can grab the entire album in lower quality version

Fancy Mike - Sigma Chi Primavera (192kbps)

.. or buy higher quality version from King Deluxe Store:

Fancy Mike - Sigma Chi Primavera (High Quality)

And watch this funny video to Pixelord's remix.

Fancy Mike - Ramachandran Pixelord remix from pixelord on Vimeo.