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The Wire Tapper 26

Track 4

"Skatebored Is Not Skateboard" (Valpelice Live Mix 2011)

From In Skateboard We Noize!

“Hard electronics blaxploitation” is DJ Balli’s own description of his contaminated dancehall/hiphop rhythms and ripped noise shards. Working with exclusively skateboard-generated sounds here, the Italian’s noise-poisoned breaks use a combination of turntablism, sonic manipulation and “vinyl infringement”.