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Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Dudley Strangeways – This Needs To Change EP
In its Original form, This Needs To Change is a chuggy deep/tech affair, with some neat retro Chi-town pianos and a sampled vocal (think Play-era Moby) complaining that "things ain't what they used to be". On remix duties, Robot Needs Oil serve up a more lilting pass, laced throughout with Spanish guitar. Over on the B, Trapdoor starts out as a deep, sparse groove that, while identifiably house, also betrays a dub techno influence… niceness! In Gareth Whitehead's hands, the percussion gets a little busier, while more use is made of the vocal snips and a floaty synth is added, making for a more mellow take altogether.
The Original of Trapdoor stands out for me but all four tracks are strong, making for an EP that's definitely worth checking for yourself.
Out: This week
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