Matta Fix- 11:30

January 17th, 2005

11.30 by Mattafix is the debut release of the duo, comprised of Marlon Roudette and Preetesh Jirji. The song is a romantic tale, with the narrative addressing a loved one. The production is simple yet effective and is made up of some simple and light piano keys as well as a low tempo drum pattern. The Whoop Whoop's of KRS are mimicked in the background and a string of high pitched but gentle noise is present throughout. Half the track is sung and a rapped verse is included, juggling between a west indian flavoured accent and a typical London voice. The track is accompanied by 'Cradle', a busier song in terms of production which is just as atmospheric and again uses enjoyable sung vocals throughout. It's another laid back affair in terms of energy levels with some great echoing percussion. The rapping here at points, sounds like Slick Rick, a mixture of a typical London voice with international leanings. This release is a solid one and shows an artistic intention to carve out an individual style and atmosphere to their music. It'll be interesting to see what's next. More info is available at www.mattafix.com