26 track chronological label retrospective available now (for under £6 / $8 !)
Includes tracks and mixes by Phonat, Steve Angello, Norman Cook, Avicii, Gramophonedzie, High Rankin, Riva Starr, Shinichi Osawa, DCUP, The Young Punx, John B, Arveene & MiSK and more
MofoHifi supply another dose of disco glitch mayhem to follow up Polymath’s recent smash “My Way To Surf” EP and LL Ton J’s Beatport IDN chart number 1 “Roger More”. This time its the turn of the disco goose. The goose likes to party. The goose is slick. Are you?
The youthful Scot Martin Gowans aka Polymath hit our club radar early last year. We made some noise about his music. Punks Jump-Up, Dom Rimini, Wolfgang Gartner, Kissy Sellout, Andy George, The Young Punx and Supermal all came forward and said they loved Polymath’s records.
It went to his head and he soon spiraled out of control. Drinking ‘Buckfast’ for breakfast, shouting at old ladies and tagging himself in everybody’s pictures on Facebook. The shimmering disco-glitch good times and sunshine of the ‘My Way To Surf EP’ and his remix of Futureheads ‘Heartbeat’ got abandoned in the corner. Told to face the wall. Self gave way to ego and something begun to manifest.
Unlike the ‘My Way To Surf EP’, all the tracks on Babootee are squarer, more solid. Low-end ballast. Music to grimace to and punch your fist at; much the like the weather in Inverness, which is incidentally where Gowans professes to come from. Tougher and meaner (also like Inverness), sharp and direct.
Apathetic producers of ‘electro’ stand-aside. Make room for the boisterous, thundering heaviness of Polymath. Or else!
Polymath burst onto the scene earlier this year with his ragbag full of samples and cartload of ideas. Martin Gowans aka Polymath has a taste for things that shine and a devilish eye for detail, cutting and shutting the least obvious of samples otherwise left to rust, welding and polishing them into pure monster dancefloor incarnations.
Bigwig Radio One jox, the likes of Kissy Sellout and Andy George gave way to Polymath’s door knocking, and so far this year the wee young Scot has notched up no less than twelve prime ‘electronica’ time Radio One spins.
Now ahead of issuing a brand new EP in early 2011, MofoHifi are pleased to release one of Polymath’s earlier master classes in sample shapeshifting.
The sound of Studio 54, gin & tonic and a gold brick being dropped into a blender at 5am, the 4-track ‘My Way To Surf EP’ may be loud, brash, glitched and ripped but it’s as funky as you like. Smoke that.
The Young Punx
Never Die (Polymath Remix)
The Young Punx’ Nu Disco anthem, as supported by the likes of Kissy Sellout gets a glitchy underground disco mayhem reworking by Scotland’s electro disco ones to watch Polymath. Following Radio One support from the likes of Kissy Sellout and Andy George and Jaymo, look out for a hot new Polymath EP on MofoHifi later this year.