OK, here’s my gift to say thanks for taking me to 3,000 Soundcloudfollowers & 2,000 Facebook likes! When ‘Only Built 4 Neon Nites’ came out, a lot of people hit me up asking what the deal was with the music in the intro track and would I be releasing it separately. Actually, it was only a 30 second loop of music I made specifically for the intro, but I decided to have some fun with it and make a full disco track from the basic tune. Please don’t get the wrong idea, this isn’t the direction my music is going, just a little bonus track for all of you who kept in touch with what I was doing or copped the EP. Enjoy!
Artwork concept is a tribute to the fantastic Midnight Express OST by Giorgio Moroder once again aced by dmbones
This is the first big Spanish feature I’ve seen about yours truly. I fired the text into Google Translate but the results were sketchy, like the old fashioned Translate page or Babelfish before they rewrote the algorithms so that they could actually make sense of phrasing and not just translate each word in order. Luckily, a decent translation for the article was provided by a guy replying to the post I made on the Lockah Facebook page.
While we’re waiting for it to be pressed onto vinyl, this new EP from the Scottish Lockah (born in Aberdeen, as he made clear two years ago on his first 7” on Tuff Wax Records) could be the perfect complement for those who can’t get enough of Rustie’s new cuts, reviewed above. Here Tom Banks reaps what he sowed in his last digital EP, released on Jeffree’s, Mad Decent’s trap sub-label, and he takes it to a sphere of glows and lightning, more typical of labels such as Night Slugs. The mix of beats derived from hip-hop and electro (with an implicit reference to Raekwon in the title), and with the well-polished 80s boogie production, worthy of a Miami club where the drugs ran more freely that the water in the taps, it is always an appealing stimulus and one which few people master (Beaumont, Rustie and hardly anyone else). There are tracks such as “Guards Red Carrera” that sound like the soundtrack to “Drive” accompanying images from a documentary of monster trucks crushing cars, and others such as “Let The Cool Air Breeze” which is better not listened to unless you’ve already ironed a white shirt, unbuttoned it at the top and accentuated it with sweaty hair and a gold chain. A classy guy, by God!
Thanks to Aidan Hitchcock for demystifying the funny words.
Hit up Basel this weekend for a gig with Ten 11 12 at Garage. Shout out to Baschi who looked after me and took some time to show me the city! Here’s a few photos from atop Basler Münster, seriously awesome views.