Red Rack'ems highly anticipated new EP for the classy Untracked imprint is finally out, and it sure was worth the wait. The Nottingham-based beatsmith drops the tempo and conjures up three moody, deeper-than-deep slow burners that would do Moodyman proud. The title track on the A-side is a sublime beatdown affair with vocal snippets, eerie synth stabs and heavy drums. On the flip we get 'In Love again', a moody excursion that is built around an Outkast/Andre 3000 sample, which in my humble opinion is one of Red Rack'ems best tunes to date. The second track on the B is another slow and moody workout with more than a nod to Detroit. Essential record, don't sleep on this.
Red Rack'em 'In Love Again' by Red Rack'em
As usual with Untracked, this is a vinyl only affair, so head over to Juno and get your paws on this. Make sure to tune into Red Rack'ems radio show too, it's class.
Meanwhile, keep an eye out for more stuff coming out of the Red camp later this year. On February 15th his 'Night Shift' Ep will be out on Detroit's Undertones which is sure to please fans of proper deephouse. Danny also took care of the first release on a new label called ///Shift, which should be out in late March. Sleazy Beats' current darling Home Taping Is Killing Music will be putting out his 'Pressure 1' release. That's not all though, as our industrious friend from Notts is set to start his own imprint, Bergerac, which will focus on peak time house and techno tracks.