Released: Mar 2011
Label: Night Slugs
The debut album by Toronto's Egyptrixx manages to wrap up everything awesome about the dance music of the early 2010s into one buzzing, fluorescent package. He takes rhythmic cues from jacking Chicago house, blippy techno and bare-knuckled dubstep; his gauzy synthesizers are kin to both Oneohtrix Point Never's analog ambiance and dulcet '80s electro-pop. Released on the U.K.'s Night Slugs label, it's a testament to the bass-music scene's generous embrace of three decades of electronic music. Stylistically, the album twists like an Escher staircase, trippy in at least two senses of the word.