DJ Sprinkles – Masturjakor review
Mule Musiq, Toshiya Kawasaki’s label from Japan is synonymous with top notch quality house and tech-house. That’s why it comes as no surprise that digital music iconoclast DJ Sprinkles (Terre Thaemlitz) would release such a dark house track on Mule. DJ Sprinkles has carved a name in house circles DJing and making challenging, diverse electronic music since the 80s. DJ Sprinkles was Terre Thaemlitz’s alias when spinning at New York City underground gay clubs in the 1980s.
Born out of the sessions from Midtown 120 Blues, Sprinkles’ exceptional full length from last year, “Masturjakor” precisely lives up to its namesake. A dark string-laden, bass-heavy affair that chugs along opening many strange doors along the way develops into a dirty, danceable slow burner. Behind some of these doors, ticking sounds, birds chirping and the rumblings of a thunderstorm reveal themselves and mesh together into a complex, yet sexy track that feels like a story being told without words. If that’s too pretentious a description for you, fear not…it just flat out jacks.
KiNK and Neville Watson bring their trademark old school, raw dirty house sound on their remix, providing even more jack for your buck (or pound). A Masturjakor dub – which Thaemlitz himself claims to be his favourite version of the track – and bonus beats are also included for those DJs out there who just can’t get enough of an excellent track.
Review: Steve Phillips