Of all of the personalities to emerge from the Mutek affiliated Montreal electronic music scene which exploded onto the global stage at the turn of the millennium Scott Monteith, better known to audiences worldwide as Deadbeat, has unquestionably shown himself to be its most prolific and restless spirit. Through a steady stream of critically acclaimed singles and 7 studio albums for labels such as ~Scape, Echocord, Wagon Repair and most recently his own BLKRTZ imprint, and his genre defining Radio Rothko mix, which drew comparisons to some of the greatest mix CDs of all time (Richie Hawtin’s Decks, EFX & 909 : Jeff Mills’s Live at the Liquid Room), Monteith has established himself as perhaps Dub Techno’s greatest champion. Yet anyone intimately familiar with said catalog could rightly accuse even that lofty title of being an over simplification. In a genre dominated by stoic reverence to the creative framework laid down by Mark Ernestus and Mortiz Von Oswald’s Basic Channel and related projects of the mid 90s, Monteith has consistently charted his own course over the last 13 years, tearing up and re-writing the rule book several times over. Having burrowed to the very deepest depths of echo and dread of the Jamaican variety with last year’s hypnotic Drawn and Quartered album, Deadbeat once again sets sail into uncharted waters with his latest hour long salvo, humbly entitled Eight.
date 10 September
cat. BLKRTZ 004
1. The Elephant in the Pool
2. Lazy Jane (Steppers Dub) w/ Danuel tate
4. Wolves and Angels w/ Mathew Jonson
5. Punta de Chorros
6. My Rotten Roots
8. Horns of Jericho w/ Dandy Jack
Eight will be available on September 10th 2012 via BLKRTZ in CD, digital, and deluxe 3×12 vinyl editions, with worldwide distribution via Kompakt.