Outside the dance arena, Sattinger has made a name for himself in tech circles. He recently lectured a graduate class at Princeton on his audio-design program, which he followed with a laptop performance in the student lobby.
This varied background bears fruit on the new Rugged Redemption. Dub is a constant, either directly -- as on the deep skank of "Dubsturnt" -- or as a guiding principle. But the elements of nearly every track are treated like sonic Silly Putty.
Few of the songs here fit any one niche. "Rokdog" sends a disco-funk track through a series of irruptions and glitches, like the beat-breakdown climax of DJ Shadow's "Building Steam With a Grain of Salt" turned into a common occurrence. "Redemption ();" is "aquatic jungle" that literally sounds like it's buried underwater.
Elsewhere, "The Rastabomba" melds cracked spoken-word patois over splintered breakbeats and a low-rumbling acid bass line. "Indestructible" scatters familiar-sounding jazz fragments into a soothing, slightly unsettling sound mass. Created, mixed and mastered in computer code Sattinger wrote himself, Rugged Redemption's attention to detail brings new pleasures to the fore with every spin.
Killin it. So damn sexy
ooooohhhh, I'm so excited!! I can't wait to see them together!
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…