Redinho – Bare Blips review

There’s a depth and mastery of technique to the eight tracks on Redinho’s long awaited EP on Numbers which makes it barely believable that it’s the UK producer’s debut release. The introductory crisp finger snaps and sub bass flutters on “Boy Racer” contrasts nicely with the arpeggiated streaks of 8 bit light that slip between the gaps of the speaker-punishing harsh step groove of “Lightning Strikes”. Redinho adopts a pan Asian bump on the title track “Bare Blips” with Chinese dulcimer notes bouncing with melodic intent off the rolling beat. Amidst this basement business, Redinho has the cojones to drop “Pitter Patter” three minutes of blissful, mellifluous organic electronica which astounds with every listen. On the flip the peak time grime nastiness of “Banger” sits next to the schizoid 23rd Century techno triple step hybrid of “Nuff Prang” and the low end dancehall horrorcore of “Mo Brap”. It’s not hard to see why everyone from HudMo to Anthony Shake Shakir is supporting this release. Tony Poland