Machinedrum - "1 2 B Needed feat. Roses Gabor" (Singles Going Steady)

by PopMatters Staff

4 October 2017


Tristan Kneschke: This destructo cut-and-paste track could only arrive in a post-Skrillex world. Then again, producer Travis Stewart’s humble hip-hop roots have always employed some sort of slicing technique (see “Big Beauty Hose”), so while he’s aligned his sound closer to modern trends, no one can accuse him of jumping on the bandwagon. But trickiness does not necessarily a good song make, and Roses Gabor turns from guest vocalist to sample fodder and becomes obliterated in the process. The manifold intricacies make for engaging, but not necessarily repeated, listening. [7/10]

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