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Car Paint Scheme


Download links and information about Car Paint Scheme by REQ. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Electronica, Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Jazz, Dancefloor, Dance Pop, Alternative, Bop genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 01:06:49 minutes.

Artist: REQ
Release date: 2003
Genre: Electronica, Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Jazz, Dancefloor, Dance Pop, Alternative, Bop
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:06:49
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No. Title Length
1. Runout Scratches 4:16
2. Ry Drum 1 4:19
3. Worthing Line 4:42
4. Mirror Beats 4:28
5. Rhythm 77 4:49
6. Cosmic Elements 4:59
7. Skit 1 / Style Mentorz (featuring Kid Acne) 4:57
8. Train Jam 5:36
9. Soul Plot 4:41
10. Friscobeat 4:56
11. Skit 2 / Ryslide 4:17
12. DMX Scratch 4:57
13. Blimpot 5:13
14. CCK Orchestra 4:39



Req's Car Paint Scheme is a rare collaboration between two labels with competing interests but quite different audiences. Released by the perfectionists at Warp, who issue quality experimental techno with an unerring success rate, the tracks on Car Paint Scheme were selected by Damian Harris, the label boss of Skint — the former home of Req and a label who saw the wheels come off their big-beat machine at the beginning of the millennium but continued releasing quality material from Lo Fidelity Allstars and Fatboy Slim. From the liner notes, it becomes clear that Harris played the editor on a set of tracks that, in some cases, Req had recorded years earlier; considering that the usual Req LP flaunts a certain thrown-together quality anyway, listeners could be forgiven for surrendering to a certain dubiousness. While Car Paint Scheme doesn't reach the quality of the last Req LP Sketchbook, like anything he releases it possesses an obtuse charm that allows anything and makes every idiosyncrasy forgiveable. A record doesn't qualify as an immediate winner when it focuses largely on fractured, down-tempo breakbeats dug either from the Casio or the trash can, with a roster of untraceable effects ranging from ring-modulator processed to acid-bassline plumbing to dub-melodica driven. Still, Req makes them work in a manner that allows adventurous listeners to realize that he's succeeding both despite and because of his limitations — most of them probably self-imposed. "Skit 1/Style Mentorz" approaches a style of brash energy rivalling Prefuse 73, with a mush-mouthed British rap from Kid Acne.