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You’ve Been Sweat­ing Wrong Your Whole Life God­mode ★★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - JIM CAR­ROLL

The God­mode la­bel played an im­por­tant role in the Shamir nar­ra­tive as he went from Las Ve­gas kid to Ratchet al­bum maker. But there’s more to the Brook­lyn la­bel than Shamir as this com­pi­la­tion of EPs from half a dozen pro­duc­ers and noise-mak­ers shows. Aside from the im­print, the other com­mon cur­rency the acts here share is a finely tuned sense of eclec­ti­cism. Fit­ness, Mal­ory, Hand of God, Soft Lit (whose EP, es­pe­cially I

Can’t Help It and Ocean King, re­ally shines), Yvette and Fasano duck and dive from grounded punky noise to trippy blue hours house jams and melan­cholic pop with all the trim­mings. An­other tie that binds is that all six acts had a hand, act or part to play in how Ratchet came to­gether, though Shamir’s own magic dust should not be un­der-es­ti­mated in that re­gard. face­book.com/en­ter­god­mode

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