Release Date: Mar 5, 2013
Record label: 50 Weapons
Genre(s): Electronic, Club/Dance
50 Weapons is in a fine run of form. In the last 18 months, album releases from Bambounou, Phon.o and the unfairly maligned Addison Groove have established the label as the home of what you could call the consolidating long-player. None of those albums were big, ambitious statements. Their producers were not overly burdened by any need to move things forward.
Benjamin Damage lives for today. Or at least he lives for the same yesterday as lots of his contemporaries. When Damage came up several years ago, his work-- solo and with frequent collaborators Venom and Doc Daneeka-- traced the move of UK producers to the sounds of early house music. Damage and Daneeka contemporized them by adding aspects of UK Funky and bass music, though last year's They!Live didn't live up to the promise of early single "Creeper".