Title: Wreck Fader
Date: October 17th 2014 (digital), January 12th 2015 (vinyl)
Format: Vinyl + Digital
Written & produced by Thomas Elbers
Mastered by: Michiel Cornelisse at Blaisdell Studio
Artwork by: Bas Strien
This is Lowriders Recordings next move in the in between styles idea.
Wreck Fader is turntablism taken to the next level, combined with composing, electronics, beats, break beat science.
“Wreck Fader represents the best of me, as a beatmaker, producer and scratcher.” tells Thomas Elbers also known as Kypski. He is a native Utrecht artist who has worked alongside C-mon as one half of Dutch Hip Hop act C-mon & Kypski.
Wreck Fader is not just the average collection of beats but an album with songs in which verses are not only constructed by singers or rappers but also with scratchin’.
The release of the album is accompanied by the release of the Wreck Fader (online) video game. It’s a 3D roller coaster ride which will have you scratching while you get lost in the world of the Wreck Fader. All of this is complemented by the music from the album serving as the starting point of your immersive experience.
Kypski is also the 4 time National Turntable Champion of the Netherlands and has won the dutch DMC Finals. Apart from being best known for his project C-Mon & Kypski he was part of the turntablism band The WaxWankerz and is currently active in the Matangi String Quartet.
Kypski’s album Wreck Fader will leave you dazzled with neurotic scratch driven sound design of Hip Hop beats colliding with other styles of electronic music. Resulting in an album filled with loads of surprises any beat lover can appreciate.
Wij hebben in opperste staat van extase verkeerd met dit meesterwerk van Kypski.
Een echt Bazenalbum!’
‘Brilliantly-executed electronica that showcases not only Kypski’s production skills but also his scratching chops. Whether it’s pimp-rolling hip-hop grooves (Headcrack), jittery bassline (Wreck Fader) or deconstructed soul (Armitage Skank), Kypski’s meticulous, at times frenetic, production serves as the perfect vehicle for his intricate, melodic scratching which, rather than being the usual arbitrary sonic pyrotechnics, takes us on a journey through the tracks, adding character and soul to each.’
Crack Magazine (UK)
‘The album is, indeed, some majestic headfuck. Sounds like Mellow Gold era Beck if he was raised on a diet of chip tune and Invisibl Skratch piklz and teleported to 2018.’
‘Highlighting the future of Turntablism, which sounds a lot like pure Hip-Hop colliding with Electronic Music.’
Do Androids Dance (USA)
‘Kypski’s debut album delves deep into not just hip hop, but with the undervalued world of scratching, creating a concept album that’s beyond music, but also into art.’
Na het heerlijke gekraak in het intro ontspint zich via indrukwekkend scratchwerk, meesterlijke breaks en samples een spannend breed spectrum aan elektronische tracks met warme toetsen en machtige ritmiek
(Willem Jongeneelen in De Stem)
Review Popmatters: Wreck Fader is full of retro and yet futuristic sounds…..
King Deluxe – very interesting
Slemper – Fokking vet. Great release, some real bangers combined with lots of original ideas. Wreck Fader is sick.
Rag & Bone – Next level indeed. Loads of interesting stuff.
Mesak – Nice mixture of styles, couple of tunes i could easily fit in my sets
Ra Malone – Very good job. Good news. A little harder than the latest posts. I Like It!
Cam Lewis – Fre$h!!! Full support for this one 🙂
Matt Earp (kidkameleon) – This is a crazy release. It’s gonna take me a long time to figure it out. 🙂 That said I’m up to the challenge.
Rogier van Hout (fremdtune) – OK!
Halp – vettt!!!!
Baconhead – Thanks guys! Sounds mega. Would love to see it live. Will bump this on the next Bizarre Rituals Show.
Strand – this release takes the label to a new label, this is one of my top3 releases by low riders, simply amazing, love it
Gair Marking (Seclusiasis / Slit Jockey Records) – lots of dope beats and vibes here!
Paul Pre – Pretty Dope!
Andrew Ryce Favourite Track: Deejays (ft DJ 4our5ive of Lil Wayne aka K La Boss of EPMD) thanks!
Simbad (Rinse Fm) – Lovely remix by Daedelus