UGLY FUNK 09 - Under the Radar

by Blackmass Plastics

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    'Under the Radar' includes the sought after Newton's Cradle and Doomatron, both existed briefly as a digital only releases before being swiftly deleted.
    Now on vinyl and with six new tracks from the one and only Blackmass Plastics...

    Blackmass Plastics is constantly evolving. Mutating sound. Whether destroying dancefloors with hybrid monsters or making two-steps ahead of the game bass music that still sounds fresh after more than a decade, Blackmass Plastics defies convention. A producer and DJ long associated with Ugly Funk, this marks his first vinyl release for the label and organisation for which he is an integral component. This doublepack contains a range of shapes and guises, veering towards the kind of open-minded dancefloors that Ugly Funk have become well known for in their 18 years of putting on parties.

    This release also throws some light on his industrious studio experiments from the last few years. Twitchpitch and Lololp are among the first of the new mutant experiments to escape the Lab - on promo and derailing dancefloors everywhere DJs play them. Arresting, not easy to describe, these trax are precisely identified; infectious twisted brainworm loops brought alive by DIY noise box processing. Where Grime and Punk seem to meet at speed. Head on.

    Also included is the brilliantly named HR Giger Counter - a stripped down UK Bass rattler for the Nuclear Waste generation, totally unique, you haven't heard anything like this before; whilst Doomatron and Harmonic Minor Chasm both give a knowing nod to The Mover and PCP, touching base with the place where, for Blackmass Plastics, it all began...

    As Blackmass Plastics and under other aliases he has released records for Deadsilence / Rag N Bone / Don't / Victim / Coin Operated / SMB / Yellow Machines / Audio Illusion and his own Thorn Industries imprint.

    Support from Truss, Jerome Hill, Sunil Sharpe, Dave Tarrida, Andrea Parker, Warlock, Esther Ofei, Dexorcist, DJ Controlled Weirdness, NoYeahNo and more.

    Blackmass Plastics is a Brit inheritor of the Underground Resistance mantle, decades down the line but holding to stern, enigmatic secrecy and cryptic purpose"
    Thomas H. Green, The Artsdesk

    " Has there ever been a more appropriately named label than Ugly Funk? The Ugly Funk collective have championed the rawest, rudest variants of techno, electro, ghetto house and other more uncategorizable forms for many years—but always with a funky swagger to its grooves."
    Joe Muggs

    "Absolute respect for both Blackmass Plastics and Ugly Funk for sticking to their guns and constantly providing wicked and twisted music for those who dare to 'play outside the norm' " Jerome HIll

    "Ugly Funk is the best name for a label ever, by a mile. It really describes what they do"
    Sunil Sharpe, The Quarterly Crate. Vinyl round-up.

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released July 18, 2016

Digital Mastering - Damian Henderson at the controls



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