Radio Slave

“Sex Trax Ep”

RB012 scanZoom inLabelRunning Back
Cat. No.RB012
Orders fromThu, 13 Nov 2008
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Stop…press…an extraordinary Radio Slave donation for Running Back! The man like Matt Edwards took care of a matter near to his and our heart: an EP dedicated to the crafty DJ Duke, his infamous Power Music label empire and those massive sounds dat ruled di Sound Factory nation. One side holds a modern track in an old fashioned style of lovin’ (quote freely adapted from Courtney Melody): think RS’ ‘Tantakatan’ straightened out. “That’s all the record do? Yeah, bitch, that’s all the record do.” Special thanks go to Omar-S for clarifying these matters once and for all. Already huge with big room boys Âme, natty dread Josh Wink and a few others. Surprise, surprise! Flip for a portrait of a young and restless Todd Terry circa ‘92 slipping on his bathroom rug while listening to some X-102. Dirt McGirt! Those 3 people out there who still buy audio plastic might be delighted to find out that they get a special bunch of bonus tracks: super heavy EFX sirens, street noise and soothing rain sounds. Can you dig it?

RB012 in the media

D''julz: “both tracks are sick, will chart”

Dixon (Innervisions): “danke. super release!”

Dj= Deep (Deeply Rooted): “love A side!”

Efdemin (Dial): “!!! Gerd gibt gas und wir ham spass...”

Jesse Rose (Made To Play): “rudeboy record.... lots of plays in the deep clubs fo sure. ”

Jimpster (Freerange): “Running Back kills it once again. RJ is a peaktime monster that i'm sure will be a huge one.”

Karotte (CocoonGreat Stuff): “platte des monats. wow. nächster riesenhit für radio slave. in meinen dezember charts.”

Ma=tthias Tanzmann (Moonharbou: “booooooooomm!!!! yeah!” “Leave it to a record label owned by a journalist and a producer who remembers all too well the glory days of the early '90s when techfunk seemed like where it was indeed "at" to release an homage to DJ Duke. In a year that has seen the reissue culture of electronic music reach rock music proportions, though, it seems appropriate, no? After all, Radio Slave was the guy that released the first 12-inch on the renewed R&S label. And if you take a quick look at the Red Bull Music Academy video archives, there's Running Back head Gerd Janson chatting up dance music legends, getting them to open up about how it was all better back in the day. (The day when artists presumably put minute-long "Siren FX 2 Reverse" cuts on their 12-inches.) Listening to Slave's newest, it's hard to argue. "RJ" sounds similar in tone to his EP for R&S in that it doesn't do much of anything at all—and does it incredibly well. For more than nine minutes, we get something on the order of five to ten notes of melody played out in synth stabs—punctuated by a blast that nestles itself between the 4 and the 1—all buoyed by an unyielding kick drum. Hear it at home and you'll be punching your neighbor when they come to your door, hear it at a club and you'll be punching the air. "Ego Trippin'" is more of the same, although a bit more on the funky side of things. The riff around which the whole thing revolves is more ebullient and more rare and will fit nicely between "Da Pitch Is Wild" and "I'm Simeon, Dammit" at your next warehouse party.”

Sebo K (Mobilee): “as always with running back... full support from me! ”

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