“Popcorn Bubble Fish”, the debut by drum wizard Malcom Catto, is full of snap, crackle and pop. Not new on the funk scene Malcom has been creating funk beats as a member of The Soul Destroyers and DJing all around the funk underground. Blending the ’train blues’ (blues based on the rhythm a train makes) of the 20’s and 30’s with modern sounds of today creating a unique listening experience.
Percussion is the strong point here with the drums being the main ingredient for every track. Malcom Catto builds each song around a background beat of his amazing drumming. Fuzzy guitars and the fluid mixtures of sound and samples fill in the foreground creating a virtual deep funk stew. The final dish is a perfect mix of drums and guitars that will please listeners wanting solid beats and those looking for that indie rock feel.
Maclom doesn’t let the beats simmer too long. The tracks are short and sweet. Giving the listener a good taste and yet at the same time not ruining their appetite.
Hoping to create the same feel that ”Endtroducing…” did it’s a solid release aiming more to please the average listener than to gain DJ praise.
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