|MH-219 Villain Accelerate - Maid Of Gold
Coming off a string of well received productions including work for Sage Francis' Personal Journals, his instrumental classic, Duration, his latest Vertical Form LP, Antagonist Survival Kit as well as a multi-record deal with Ninja Tune, Montreal transplant Sixtoo joins forces with his old production mate Stigg of the Dump to form the group Villain Accelerate. Their debut, Maid of Gold, may be the most accomplished instrumental release in the Mush catalog. A sonic barrage of breakneck drums, dark samples, pulsing bass, and unsettling electronics, it is the work of a hip-hop production team with the engineering chops of the most sonically skilled drum and bass producer. Maid of Gold is destined to be a staple of the Mush catalog.
|They seamlessly mix dark, flowing beats with a bevy of eccentric concrete-ish sonics - XLR8R / Hardly has a familiar groove felt so comfortable - Entertainment Weekly / May make you want to nod your head, dance, start a revolution, start a fight, or just chill out - Hip-Hop DX / Polished and remarkably dusky-dark instrumental hip-hop - Undercover
|Album of the issue comes from Villain Accelerate, who are none other than Sixtoo and Stigg of the Dump, and their Maid of Gold long-player, on Mush. Not since DJ Krush's early and minimalist compositions have I heard such polished and remarkably dusky-dark instrumental hip-hop. For the entire album, this resolutely refuses to come out of the haunted shadows. Think empty, candlelit, cobweb-strewn Victorian mansions at 4AM on a Sunday morning in February, and you might have a fair picture. They call it "evil armchair music," but it's more musing than evil, permeated with melancholy and introspection, yet still indubitably hip-hop in its essence. Anyone who slept on Sixtoo's Duration should swiftly order an espresso, as it was recently re-issued on vinyl and is blinding. - Undercover