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Decktonic / Press

“Princeton, New Jersey-based DJ and producer Christian Montoya (love and tonic records) produces music on the DS-10 that's drier and more exposed, as he programs intricate bass music on the unprocessed Nintendo cart. Christian works as a game designer by day, and channels some of the DS-10's game music and so-called "chip music" heritage. The results, though, are a perfect marriage of game chip-waveform rawness, nude bass and synth and percussion sounds, and carefully-concocted grooves. For anyone concerned that game systems could hinder moving your butt out of the seat, this album is required listening. It's utterly stripped-bare dance goodness — and it turns out the DS bass sounds fantastic.”