By Marc Weingarten
Updated May 14, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

On his 1996 debut, Atari Teenage Riot mastermind Alec Empire hot-wired punk’s fury and confrontational politics and came up with dance jams that felt more like assault and battery. Empire’s latest 60 Second Wipeout throws even more body blows into digital music’s soft underbelly. Wielding break beats like ninja stars and synth bleets like num-chucks, Empire performs mad chopsocky maneuvers that will turn you into a glutton for punishment. B+

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