After releasing a swathe of edits between 2004 and 2006, Red Rack'Em has persistently kept up an impressive output of interesting electronic music. The title track on his latest EP, "If Only The Past", plays tricks on your inner rhythm with its loose percussion, Detroit driven pads and a deep vocal injection. The bassline and the kick drum work in conjunction with an immersive bass tone, enveloping you in low-frequency hypnosis. "Alone Always" is a sluggish yet fiercely moving house jam. A well placed medley of samples, startling pads and sharp chords punctuate a penetrating beat - best suited to an early-morning, sub-level sweatbox.
Juno Download Deep House Podcast 52 (Wolf Music) - (1:03:20) 123 BPM
Ahead of his debut release on WOLF Music, Red Rack'em has put together a mix for Juno featuring exclusive tracks from Ajukaja, Ric Mayhem, Rhythm Plate, Leandre as well as the A side from his upcoming WOLF release 'In Love Again (Fast)'.
In Love Again was originally tucked away on the B side of Red Rack'em's 'All I Ever Wanted EP' back in 2010 and has become a modern day classic. WOLF are reissuing the track with a slightly tweaked mix, quicker tempo and skippier drums. The release also feature a new Red Rack'em production, 'Latin Techno', which combines tough drum programming with filtered and cut up loops a la Sneak, then layers expansive pads over the top of it all.
Red Rack'em is a name you will frequently check in the coming months. The Nottingham based producer wowed the likes of Todd Terje and Prins Thomas with his Hot Coins Disco Edit series in 2005/6. Danny Berman has since been called on to provide epic re-rubs by ace imprints such as Tirk and Hometaping, as well as putting out EPs for Auttodiscoteque and the Detroit imprint Undertones (which included the awesome "Nightshift") This EP, the debut release for Shift London, is Berman's deepest release to date. "Underground" sees a dubbed out Detroit groove teased out over a driving bass line and understated kick drum. "Exhalt" tunnels even further into the machine functions of ever so warm deep house, with the quirkiest of synth lines arising in unison with a kick drum from the electronic ether to smile inducing results.