There's something intriguingly different about this two-tracker from Metaboman and Flowin Immo. The lead cut, "Dubboyne", is particularly curious. Built on a familiar drum break previously used on Supafix's little-known Afro Art release "Ghetto New Yorkshire", and featuring strutting hip-hop vocal hits, it's glitchy techno-funk given a party-minded makeover. "Schicke Friese", meanwhile, is proper micro-funk - a low-slung, off-kilter voyage through rumbling sub bass, clicky micro-percussion and delay-laden dubtime chords. It's nowhere near as revelatory as the A-side, but it's still pretty tasty.
Metaboman made his name as part of Krause Duo, a German live/DJ partnership that bizarrely blurred the boundaries between house, techno and hip-hop style MPC improvisation. Here he goes solo, delivering a debut album that neatly showcases his inimitable "Schrouse and Traschno" sound. In practice, that means a fuzzy, sweaty mix of feverish low-end bounce (see the seriously bassy "Kontrapiffle" and "Bibbig"), trip-hop techno (the semi-organic "Rauber"), skewed electronica ("East"), woozy party fodder ("Hot Shit", "Dubbyone", "Yokotono") and quirky vocal jams ("Wonderboy"). Oh, and some sleazy midtempo drug-chug with added sax ("Ultrakurper").