Mythstery Records is the new label from Mr Beatnick, one of London's finest selectors and producers, with the debut release coming from Breakplus, a Swiss artist he shares a long affiliation with. A decade ago Beatnick and Breakplus issued a joint 12" of dusty beat science under the Thieves of Time alias, and whilst the former may well be more well-known now, the latter is a superb producer on the basis of this Instant Bull 12". Described as a "hip hop tribute to Anatolian rock", the seven track 12" largely lives up to this billing with Breakplus laying down some serious mid-tempo MPC heat. Those seeking some dancefloor thrust will certainly be satisfied with B-side tracks "Silver Bangle" and "An Atol Alien". A very promising start for Mythstery.
Mr Beatnick's Mythstery label returns with 002 after an excellent first outing from Breakplus, whose single was very much to our desire when it dropped late last year. The two actually go head-to-head on this EP and, much like the twisted disco of artists like Black Devil Disco Club, this is some straight-up sexy gear, disjointed and unadulterated for maximum pleasure. Breakplus' weirdo boogie on "Le Train Inflamme" is our kinda joint, the sort of fuming, acid-laced glitz that'll appeal to the disco-heads and house-nerds alike; Mr Beatnick's "Achilles Heel" is just as eerie and roughed-up, but the vibe on here is darker, moodier, and drenched in a deep electronic edge. Very highly recommended.