|1.||Reedale Rise - "Lucid Flow" (6:53)|
|2.||214 - "Biomes" (6:15)|
|1.||MAD - "Basic Structures" (5:35)|
|2.||S Crosbie - "Physic" (5:24)|
|3.||M_Step - "Rubber Triangle" (4:48)|
Earlier this year, Reedale Rise (AKA Liverpool retro-futurist Simon Keat) helped inaugurate Riccardo Piazza and Re-Up's When We Met label. It's fitting, then, that the producer returns to head-up the second edition of the imprint's Future Retro series. Keat does a good job setting the tone, effortlessly joining the dots between vintage electro, acid psychedelia and '90s intelligent techno on the impeccable "Lucid Flow". 214 follows with the deliciously futuristic and Motor City-influenced electro bounce of "Biomes", while MAD wraps woozy, deep space chords around punchy TR-808 drums on "Basic Structures". There's a classic, electrofunk-goes-Detroit electro feel to the glacial stabs, think synth-bass and jaunty drum hits of S Crosbie's "Physic", while M Step does a passable impression of Drexciya on foreboding and bass-heavy closer "Rubber Triangle".
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