Review: For the latest missive on their "non-dancefloor"-focussed "Incarnations" offshoot, Running Back has turned to returning artist Feater, AKA Daniel Meuzard. The Vienna-based producer has delivered a seven-track set that counts as his sophomore album, following the release of admired full-length debut "Socialo Blanco" in 2019. Musically, "Money" is impressively diverse, flitting between kwaito-inspired, synth-laden dancefloor warmth (the jaunty ttle track), spaced-out ambient oddness ("How Green Was My Wallet", "Curves"), heady post-punk pop revivalism (the near-Balearic "Blood Moon"), percussion-heavy synthesizer soundscapes ("Lost In Logic"), Clavinet-sporting, White Isle-friendly wonders (standout "Vento") and clanking, modular-made electronica ("Big Zero").
Review: The dubwise vibes are alive and well within this one as Running Back Germany welcome in Feater for a wicked selection, providing a fantastic new single by the name of 'Time Million', along with a number of different dub remixes. The single itself is a feel good creation, using classic reggae chord structures and airy rhythms to give space for an extremely pleasing lead vocal line. As we said above however, this one gets really interesting when we look at the different Blood Shanti remixes, having three separate run throughs of the track with dubby twists on every turn.
Review: While there's no original version of "Time Million" present on this epic collection of club-focused reworks, it would be fair to say that the assembled revisions all take Feater's gentle "outsider pop" cut in thrilling new directions. Krystal Klear's Balearic synth-pop takes are particularly magical, while Feater teams up with Sam IRL to deliver a gentle, Clavinet-heavy Dub that's similarly sun-kissed and spaced out. Minimal techno enthusiasts will savour Ricardo Villalobos's suitably wonky and stripped-back Remix and Dub versions, while Pangaea's revisions are tough, forthright and bass-heavy. The headline attraction, though, is arguably Pepe Bradock's contributions: two tasty DJ tools and a ten-minute "Hardclapping Remix" that wraps Feater's original liquid synth lines around rumbling analogue bass and urgent techno drums.