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Atkins, Martin's China Dub Soundsystem / Made In China
Album:Made In China Collection:General
Artist:Atkins, Martin's China Dub Soundsystem Added:12/2007
Label:Bloodshot Records 

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Add Date:2007-12-31 Pull Date:2008-03-03 Charts:RPM/Electronica
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Album Review
Dick Benedict
Reviewed 2007-12-15 
Martin Atkins (Industrial drummer) teams up with underground Chinese musicians. Little bit of everything: Industrial-rock, post-punk, rap, dance beats. A lot of the textures and loops involve traditional Chinese instruments. Found it quite hit-or-miss. FCC on 5. Picks 2,5,6,9.

1-3:57) Upbeat fast, slightly industrial feel. Layered with cutup samples of news broadcasts.
*2-4:19) Long intro with traditional instruments. Percussive beat filters in. Then becomes dancey. Ends on more trad. sounds.
3-3:59) Trad. Tibetan singing. Rap-rock beat. Turntablism
4-5:04) Hip hop. Maybe this is better in Mandarin???
*5-4:26) Drawn out intro into fast post-punk. FCC "fucking" (it's pretty quiet tho).
*6-4:52) Trad. instruments and faded broadcast. Fast Industrial beat.
7-4:02) Lots of trad. instruments with effects and loud echoey looped trap drumming.
8-4:25) More tibetan singing over a beat.
*9-3:50) A vehicle for turntabilism. Mid fast beat. Super fast parts towards end.
10-2:24) More hip hop. A little funkier than 4.
11-3:48) LOTS of percussion that is layered with news samples. Steady tribal drum pounding in
background with crescendoes and speeds up to midway, then dies down.

Track Listing
1.Radio China 6.Beijing Taxi
2.Mostly Hulusi 7.Fortune Cookie
3.Tibetans Vs. Dirty Girl 8.Pink7 - Determining The Dose
4.China Mc Brothers Vs. Martin Atkins 9.Dj Wordy Vs. Martin Atkins
5.Yellow Cab 10.Re:Load - The Return Of The Notorious China Mc Brothers Vs. Martin Atkins
 11.Hand Drum