Random Movement supplies us with his promo picks as he digs through his inbox and shares his top choices for week 22.
So I managed to talk the folks here at DNBVault to give me a soapbox to shout about awesome music to all of you. The tunes I’m going to be sharing with you are a snapshot of my favorite tunes I’ve received on promo for that week. The music I’ve selected here will be released within the month, if the songs haven’t been released already. (Hint: google it!) Chances are if I’m writing about a tune in this section, its because it deserves to be spoken about. You aren’t going to read a whole lot of bad reviews here. I don’t like to write about stuff that doesn’t interest me, so if a track is mentioned here, its because I like it and plan on playing it out regularly. To hell with the rating systems too… You’ll know if its a 10 out of 10 or not when you give the tunes a listen. – Random Movement
Various Artists – Not Your Idol EP – Renegade Hardware
This release really just takes me back to an older sound that I hard a lot right around the time I got really interested in this music. 4 tunes that have that throwback sound from right around the turn of the century that helped solidify Renegade Hardware’s heavyweight sound. BTK & Cold Fusion start out with the epic title track that weaves flat fifth synth lines with an energetic couple of one-liner vocal bits that filter through the drop over the heavy bass stabs. Essence is straight throwback, and Battery takes us there flawlessly. Loxy & Resound bring more darkness with “The Hour”, with a big evil reece bass rolling throw an erie atmospheric vocal and creepy synth bits reminiscent of the movie “The Shining”. NC-17 brings up the tail with “Jet Lagged”, with a mix of arpeggiated blips that lead into a proper beat-your-ass dillinja-esk baseline, making this quite an ender for a great montage of Renegade Hardware’s sound from the past. Old school brand new = yes.
Critical Presents Binary Vol. 5 – Posij – Binary Music
Critical’s sister label “Binary Music” is always a place to hear guys that aren’t afraid to take us all in a different direction, and with Volume 5 hitting the shelves in days, get ready for another roller-coaster-riding Pittsburg-left-turning journey through synthesis. Posij starts us in with a 303-induced triplet feel creeper that just keeps us guessing on “Techplant”. This is a straight-up galactic assault tune with computer glitches, and sets the pace for the album. “Spin” beats us to death with a distorted hungry monster of a baseline and a pretty damn solid sounding set of drums. “Change” continues the electric crunch of death with the a dark tag-line that I hope is false (“nothing can change” is the line, btw.) Rover goes ahead and shoves the drums through an overdriven tube, conjures a big booty bottom end, and strings us up with these just plain weird sounds to bring this release to a half-time felt close. Don’t be scared… or be scared, pussy.
Broken Drum – Falling In Love / Smile (Random Movement Remix) – Sheer Velocity
Broken Drum has been making some pretty nice music lately, and “Falling In Love” is no exception. Man, this kid knows his smooth. Jazz theory up in this one with a nice rolling baseline, unique melody (that means GOOD in my book) and a smooth-as-buttah vocal to help this beautiful track along. Fender rhodes keys and a bass change up that keeps this soul beast barely at bay. And now that awkward moment where I review my own material… I’ve done a remix of his tune “Smile”. How do i write a review of my own material without sounding pretentious? I’ll tell you how… you don’t.