Album of the month
Mr Oizo 'All Wet' (Ed Banger Records)
What a year it’s been for the Ed Banger Records. Busy P’s French powerhouse delivers every year, but 2016 is shaping up to be one of its best yet. The first half has already seen EPs from Boston Bun, Borussia and Fulgeance and albums from label mainstays Breakbot and Cassius. Now, though, it’s time to concentrate on one of the most wonderfully weird characters in the game, Mr Oizo. ‘All Wet’ is the latest album from Quentin Dupieux, and this time around, he’s enlisted some of the biggest names in dance music. Peaches features on the sassy and spanky ‘Freezing Out’, Boys Noize employs his trademark ferocious riffs and crisp vocal cuts on ‘Ruhe’ and, perhaps most excitingly, Skrillex enters the fold for ‘End Of The World’, a track that can only be described as a perfect blend of the two artists’ styles. Meanwhile, anyone looking for some straight-up Oizo magic will draw for the eerie and odd ‘Low Ink’ as well as the disco-sample heavy ‘Goulag Drums’. As expected, the new offering from Oizo is a revelation – no-one quite does it like him. Now, with the help of his friends, he’s created another nigh-on masterpiece.