Listen: DJ C Sonic Weapons
A digital-dancehall groove graced by the otherworldly sound of theremin; crunk, dub, [jungle], reggae, & the distroted bass & beats of grime & breakcore crammed into a three-minute track — Sonic Weapons is not your everyday album” 4 Stars – Time Out New York
Riddim Scholar, ragga scientist and remixer of artists from M.I.A. to Gregory Isaacs, DJ C dropped this, his debut full-length album, in the summer of 2007. Straddling dancehall, grime, crunk & dubstep, Sonic Weapons was designed to kill sound-systems and destroy dance-floors.
The album features guest appearances by Chicago bad-man ragga vocalist MC Zulu, renowned Viennise thereminist Pamelia Kurstin, wicked wicked Boston riddim scholar Wayne&Wax, Jamaican vocalists Wasp & Dami D, & U.K. toaster, Quality Diamond. The tracks draw from diverse musical roots deep in the global underground & radically join those genres together into a sturdy trunk The branches reach around the globe like tentacles slapping bootys and moving feet everywhere.
DJ C knows the bass! Sonic Weapons is a perfect collection of digital ragga, post-jungle tracks and big riddims with a really distinctive and personal approach. It’s heavy, bouncy and perfect party music. I play his tracks often in my DJ sets”
– Ghislain Poirier
Bringing out the big guns… Sonic Weapons is a rush.â€ 4.5 Stars
– Remix Magazine
This is about as proper as it gets. Throughout, C showcases his seemingly effortless abilty… Hard to imagine a summer throwdown without this little beaut. Verdict: C gets an A.”
– Boston’s Weekly Dig
[July 2007] saw the long-awaited release of DJ C’s first full-length album, the formidably enjoyable ‘Sonic Weapons’.
Like New England weather, the debut from Boston’s own DJ C changes gears without rhyme or reason. Having remixed songs by M.I.A., the mash-up artist works his magic on a set that ping-pongs from hip-hop to dub to bhangra to rock.”
– Boston Globe
DJ C, one of [Boston’s] most accomplished and influential electronic musicians is leaving the Bean and moving to [Chicago]. But not without a bang… Sonic Weapons is the first full-length he’s released as DJ C…. [He] has produced an abundance of some of the best beats and mixes to come out of Boston in the past decade.”
– Sonic Heart
This is a continious mix album. You can buy the tracks individually, but played together as a gapless album they form a seamless DJ-style mix.
A Sonic Weapons 12-inch EP was also released on the Death$ucker label. It featured a couple of tracks from the album, as well as the infamous bluegrass-core tune, Who Wah Seek Yo, and a remix of said track by Leipzig, Germany’s LXC.