Sunday, May 10, 2009
Donk Boys: Sucker Punch EP
OK, so if you've been surfing YouTube or have friends in more abstract electro-tech-funk circles, you may have stumbled across this bit of a recent Ricardo Villalobos set at Fabric in London (click here).
While the visual element is hardly anything to sing home about, the sounds—principally sourced from the new track by Donk Boys, The By-Blow, just released through Dirtybird—is absolutely wild, mind-melting electronica. I Saw The Sine is almost equally brilliant, and I'm spinning this stuff out here in Tokyo as soon as I can get my fingers on a half-decent hi-res version, preferably vinyl, or WAV if it comes down to it; these days I don't care either way.
Donk Boys, who hark from Malmö in the south of Sweden (I've actually been there twice), are two of the people on my current list of most cool, out there purveyors of electronic music, alongside Luke's Anger, Ben Pest, Bill Youngman, Cristian Vogel, Si Begg, Toshiyuki Yasuda, Gadget Cassette and Patrick Pulsinger, so you may just begin to get the gist. Or not—depends on your taste and how you like your muzak served up.
Methinks this is essential stuff—and downright cool, to boot.