Melbourne-based Benny Badge wears his influences on his sleeve. Under the Freekwency guise, he makes music that sounds like a lustful love letter to underground 1980s soul and R&B. This second release for Voyeurhythm, his first since 2010, continues this theme, offering slick '80s grooves with just the right amount of stuttering, edit-heavy drums and lush, soulful synths. The title track is the EP's killer moment. It delivers a mix of woozy synths, bubbling synth-bass, 808 drums and a deliciously authentic spoken word vocal. "Outrun" sounds like some of Krystal Klear's early work - no bad thing in our book - while the alternative dub offers a slightly heavier, edit-heavy tweak. Hugely impressive stuff, all told.
DJ-friendly full length tracks