Produced exclusively with the right side of the brain (the good side), Dust&Loops is a return to the basics of Hip-Hop. Using dusty Funk breakbeats, Jazz, Soul and Bossa Nova samples (among other shit) processed only through the very limited piece of gear that is the sp404sx, I tried to retrieve the immediacy of a certain golden era, before computer fucked everything up.
"Dust&Loops was an amazing journey and Mathieu’s sound is perfectly progressive, resulting in a wonderful collection of 14 tracks that each shine brightly. Picking a favorite track on the tape is next to impossible for me; every single beat transitions perfectly into the next and it is packed full of that boom-bap sound we all know and love."
"...the magic here is in how Gated somehow keeps it fresh with chopped drum breaks and dashes of filtered and chopped samples while maintaining the “please spit flame here” sort of deal."
"...ladies and gentleman this shit is smooth to the touch."
"This tape of short beats does recapture the vintage hip hop spirit without sounding dated or cliche. It’s a fresh perspective on an old way of assembling beats"
"The project contained only the minimum amount of extreme emotion and it took the listener on a musical journey. I would say that this project from Gated is fresh and untainted. What made it even better was that the beats were short and sweet."