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Alex Smoke returns to R&S with the follow up to his transfixing debut Dust EP. He has delivered a full EP’s worth of mesmeric music, which is quite possibly the most dance floor heavy material he has released in some time. The sinusoidal funk of “GreenMan” follows on in the vein of “Dust,” shuffling drum programming, snaking melody lines and Alex’s hiccuping vocodered vox combine to anthemic effect. “LSD” lives up to its name with a spacious, yet urgent acidic-hymnal. On the flip, “Oni” reimagines a dancehall rave-up for the 31st century, all skanking digi-percussion and trumpet like arpeggios, while the brutal blade-runner bounce of “Tommy Knockers” adds some muscle to proceedings, spiraling synth riffs and gurgling drones.
Alex Smoke RS1403 EP R&S Records Street Date: May 20, 2014
1. GreenMan 2. LSD 3. Tommy Knockers 4. Oni