Kid606

Who Still Kill Sound?

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With a slew of releases that almost came nonstop over the late '90s into the early 2000s, Kid606's name seemed to appear on every major experimental electronic music imprint as a remixer. As a result, there was a stream of output with very little moderation over quality control. While there were moments of sheer brilliance and innovation, there were baffling moments of inconsistent throwaway tracks. At times it was almost hard to believe that it was the same Kid606 producing all of this material. But the genius of Kid606 is that he is unapologetic in his experiments. Sometimes the material works, other times it doesn't, but he shows himself warts and all for the public, which is a daring risk in an era of tightly wound quality control. That said, Who Still Kill Sound? is erratic at best. But when he's at the top of his game, as is the case with the trilogy of "Slammin Ragga Bootleg Tracks" or the chopped-and-screwed beats of "Robitussin Motherfucker," he is with few rivals in the electronic music world. However, there are inexplicable moments that would have been better left on the back burner of his laptop hard drive, and this inconsistency makes Who Still Kill Sound? one for die-hard fanatics only.

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