Rice, Victor -aka Strikkly Vikkly-
This LP marks Strikkly Vikkly's full-length debut, 15 years after the release of the self-titled single on the Version City Dub Clash compilation (Stubborn Records 1999). Producer Victor Rice (a.k.a. Vikkly) brings 14 tracks ranging from downtempo drops to insistent steppers, all shrouded in the Tape-Saturated Timbres, the Shimmering Echoes, the Polyrhythmic Delays and the Rude Reverb Reports that fans have come to expect from this techno-throwback. All 14 dubs are performed live on the mixing desk (in at most five takes). All instrumental arrangements are live improvisations, choices made in real time. What you get on this record are the favorites from each session. This release has collaborations with: Cedric Brooks (JA) & Kevin Batchelor (US), Uzimon (US), King Cobrizo (AR), B Negao (BR), Pitsh (AN), Ticklah (US), Brother Culture (UK), Mr T Bone (IT), Tommy Tornado (NL) Chris Murray (CA), and the Japonicans (JP). BACK STORY: In 1998 the working title "Strikkly Vikkly" was used for a musical collaboration between Victors Axelrod and Rice, which led to an auspicious recording session at Stubborn Records' Version City Studio on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Four rhythm tracks were recorded there, and they have since been used over a dozen times as backing tracks for artists around the globe. Since 2004, Victor Rice has been performing live dub onstage as the Strikkly Vikkly DubSystem, focusing on original productions (some never released), and continues to write and collaborate in his studio in Sao Paulo, Brasil.