Rudy’s Midnight Machine – Open To Your Love review

Since 2006 Faze Action’s eponymous label has been churning out their own productions, releasing such dance floor killers as “Hypnotic”, “I Wanna Dancer” and those remixes of the track that started it all – “Original Disco Motion”. Here comes the new slab, this time around it’s Robin manning the faders and knobs as Rudy’s Midnight Machine, following up their Reception twelve and remixes for the likes of, erm, Faze Action and Bodie Lee.

“Open To Your Love” opens with a steady bouncing groove punctuated by crisp 808 snares, stabby chords, “Your Love”-style arpeggios and stuck on repeat vocals intoning the title. It’s definitely going straight for the retro house jugular but still has enough oomph about it to appeal to young waifs as well as misty eyed rave granddads. Comes in vocal and Open to Your Dub flavors.

Flipping over, “Dib Dab” slips back a few more years for its electro dance feel, coming on like a long lost tougher dub of Shannons’ “Let the Music Play”. It’s a tune that wears its heart on its sleeve with orchestra stabs, proto garage baseline and sampled vocal chops, pretty much guaranteed to get any party moving with a cheeky smile on its face.

“Street Museum” is the most recognizably Faze-esque track, chuck in some New Order-ish synth melody lines, crunchy rocky lead and nagging rhythm guitar and a whole heap of delay on the drums and you are up and running with a disco winner.

Review: Matthew Clarke