ad bourke & raiders of the lost arp Raw (RON TRENT & Original LP Mix) (12", £9.95)
Far Out Recordings presents a huge peak time space-funk excursion from Italian duo Ad Bourke & ROTLA (Raiders of the Lost Arp), with a remix from Chicago deep-house architect Ron Trent adding extra intensity to the aptly titled ‘RAW’. Having confirmed themselves as Rome’s premiere polymaths for all things electronic and funky (with releases on Space Dimension Controller’s Basic Rhythm, Five Fold, Cinite, Tusk Wax and Really Swing) AD Bourke & Rotla’s musicality and altogether physical approach to sequencers, samplers, drum machines and synths, has seen plaudits from the likes of Dam Funk, Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Laurent Garnier, Jimmy Edgar, Martyn and Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir. Taken from their forthcoming album for Far Out, RAW gives you huge live drums, seriously deft Rhodes noodling, and a galactic ocean of synth layers, making for a hyperkinetic yet altogether refreshingly organic, outer-national future-disco belter. Taking a similar approach to that of his recent remix of Azymuth’s F nix (also on Far Out), Ron Trent takes RAW into harder territory, giving it an extra coat of slick, stripping back and tightening the original before adding his own layers of kaleidoscopic synth-lines and pad progressions.
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