DJ SCSI: The Ghetto Tech Seven EP 12″ (Hard Beach Entertainment, 2016)May 27, 2016 at 3:29 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
Here’s an unearthed bit of Detroit techno history. DJ SCSI only released one record in 1997 on electro/ghettotech label D-Bass Records, but the mysterious artist recorded more tracks afterwards, and this EP gathers 4 of them dating from 1997 to 2002. Mostly minimal but busy grooves, with some choppy Bmore-ish breakbeats, and also some electro bounce to it. “Lapdanz” is faster and has some sporadic vocal samples as well as a smidgen of a fat bass tone. “Strictly 4 Da Jitterz” is a faster, more space-age electro track with a racing rhythm created expressly for dancing (of course), pausing a few times to catch breath. A fitting record to kick off DEMF weekend (although I’m skipping it and going to Trip Metal Fest instead).