A trio of tough remixes to choose from on this package from Lovemonk, who always manage to unearth the diamonds from the rough. No exception here and as they say, a little something for everyone. Shoe-gaze electro (with bite) from Miguelito on ‘Rogerio Duprat’, tough beats via Al-X in the key of Danny Breaks, whilst the ever-dependable Emperor Machine turns the original into another 13-minute mini epic of acid-tinged delight.
"Fantastic piece of Romtech. The perfect warm-up record."
I said it the first time I heard it and I’ll say it again: ‘Cold Grip’ feels like Bloom’s taken this whole industrial grime thing way too far. Like, bro, there’s fully no turning back now. I don’t know how you could even match the depth of the 'Hydraulics' EP’s caverns, let alone work to beat it. Still, it’s nice to know the lad hasn’t just been sitting around painting watercolours for the last 18 months...
"You want a whore in a white dress/I want a wife in a thong" — massively enjoying 'RTJ2', even more than their debut — this highlight is just stunning, fizzing low-slung synth bass patrolling the dark corners like a sweeping lazer, Mike and Producto bouncing off each other into ever-new areas of intrigue and aggravation. There's ALOT to take in on 'RTJ2' and the way this track tails the whole thing off is just superb, forcing that rewind, forcing that total immersion. Glad to live in a world where these guys are on the rise. Fuck the marketeers. The people need THIS.