Review: Veteran American DJ/producer Randall Jones made his Bedrock debut way back in 2003 on The Pathwork EP. A return to the label has been long overdue and his new 53 Stickup EP sees his first solo release in over a decade. The title track is a dreamy and melodic tech house cut, awash in intricate rhythms and a dazzling array of melodies - the sort of track you could imagine Lee Burridge playing at a Los Angeles rooftop party this summer. Label co-head Nick Muir steps up for a remix that injects the track with more energy and dancefloor dynamics, and a second original offering in the form of "Lucky Charm" a moody and atmospheric epic with a menacing razor sharp bassline. An edit follows by Jones' old Philly-based posse Tigerhook, which hones in on the darker and dubbier elements of the track.
Review: Massive. One word is all you need to describe first track on this tantalising little sampler from Randall, DJ Vapour and Dawn Raid. But for some more; "Angels Warning" is big and ballsy, full of bass and the most amount of fun you can have with your headphones on. "Red Sonja" takes things back to the old school with tripped out junglist breaks, euphoric atmos and diva vocals stretching on out into the small hours. A total blast in a sea of metronomic drum and bass. Get yourselves acquainted.
Review: FACT: Randall loves to smash things up so you can pick up the Pieces. All jokes aside, Randall really does smash it both as a DJ, label owner and on the co-controls with another OG Shimon. "Get Twang" is a murk hurricane that rolls and grunts with restrained menace before sheet metal bass whips in from behind with such gusto it removes your shoes for you and throws them itself. Vapour brings up the rear with a classical stepper that's shrouded in swooning pads. Pieces, love and unity all the way.