No Luck Club pour their formula into a more experimental mould with Prosperity, the Van City turntablist/production crew's follow-up to their 03 debut, Happiness. Trevor Chan's head-nod production, which plays with unorthodox rhythm patters, drum sounds, tight clips of hard rock and MIDI synth lines, gets the airplay it deserves here. In fact, often it steals the spotlight from Matt Chan and Paul Belen's adroit cutting on the ones and twos, adding a more complex musical sensibility. This isn't an album made just to call attention to how awesome the DJs are. With the tracks sequenced into suites, Prosperity progresses like classical music, offering more dimensions than most scratch-intensive LPs in recent memory.
No Luck Club get busy at Supermarket Wednesday (November 8).