Review: Speeding through the neon sky and hunting replicants everywhere...Deckard makes his debut on To Rack & Ruin. First up is Sean Lives which, stomps along with enough guitar twangs and honky tonk piano chords that would make this cut sound right at home at a James Brown after party. A catchy vocal throughout before an almighty breakdown that sneaks in one of the finest saxophone solos heard since that guy in The Lostboys.On Rustic Rage Deckard joins Paper Recordings' debauched debonair of disco Flash Atkins taking in a lesser known cut from "The Man In Black" himself. We start things off with a solid 4/4 kick alongside a guitar loop that build n builds n builds like a dance floor locomotive albeit one that's draped with squelchy synths & popping percussion before dropping with vocals that's guaranteed to cause hand blisters from a serious clap along...
Review: For the 8th instalment of To Rack & Ruin we see the long awaited return of Neil Diablo this time dropping the 'Evil K'Neil' moniker from used for the first 2 volumes of the edits series.
First up on Foreva Neil skilfully chops up a little known raw 122bpm proto-house disco jam which has sumptuous boogie bassline, choppy stabs and a wonderful soulful female vocal extended and edited for dance floor delight.
On the flip is Love Ma Gin. A glittery disco affair with a heavy bassline and glamorous strings which builds and builds.
Early DJ support come from Crazy P, Pete Herbert and Emperor Machine.
Futuro Tropicale & Le Macchine - "Velenosa" (7:44)
Review: Next up on To Rack & Ruin release we have a split 12" full of Italian goodness! Futuro Tropicale has been a regular fixture of recent years at The Electric Elephant festival where his double team DJ sets alongside Balera FM have been the stuff of crate diggers dreams.. his voyage into the studio has not disappointed either. Velenoso is a wonderful bubbly box of chuggy, acidic, psychadelic, afro disco that rolls along with spaced out guitars & basslines. Disko Selectors have been staunch supporters of To Rack & Ruin so we were thrilled to hear some of their studio output and promptly snapped up Hiroshima for release they've got it right on the money and done that amazing feat of creating an absolute bomb of a track that pretty much is the same 8 bar loop throughout without tiring finally giving way to an absolute synth-tastic display of dance floor destroying bomb.