Darting between styles and tempos across six tracks that drew from grime, hiphop, funk and more, the only constant on Bare Blips’ tracks was that they kicked back – or, at least, remained blissfully ignorant – of the 130bpm house that the rest of the UK was gravitating towards.
On his first album, Redinho finds the perfect solution to being out of step – creating his own world to fit into. Across 15 tracks, including acclaimed past singles ‘Searching’ and ‘Stay Together’, Redinho conjures up visions of the deep sea, deep space, notsodeep jacuzzi parties and everything between, binding them together into an aesthetic that's both stylish and starryeyed. Drum machinedriven ‘80s funk is a key influence here, as it always has been with Redinho and Numbers, but where Redinho excels is how sublimely he combines it with other genres: the 'hey' chants and drum patterns of Atlanta hiphop on ‘Playing with Fire’, Detroit techno on ‘Shem’, the freeform dreamscapes of ‘Bubbles’, 707driven Chicago house on ‘Going Nowhere‘ and downtrodden electronica on ‘Say I Want You’.
It only takes a few tracks to realise that Redinho’s studied the ‘80s, and the sounds and dynamics that make that style work, but this is far from a throwback album. With a masterful modern sheen and links to contemporary pop and hiphop, it’s hard to imagine it being released any time but now.
Hudson Mohawke - lovve, new additions to it are awesome too
Machine Drum - so dope! been waiting on this one for a long time
Ben Pearce - Groundbreaking doesn't cover it, this sounds amazing. Bigups Numbers once again xoxo
Breach - Massive fan and can't wait for this record.
SBTRKT - first listens it sounds amazing!
Rustie - belterre
S-Type - Unreal album, so good to finally have my hands on it!
Gilles Peterson - loving redinho thanks for this
Dave P -Really wild and amazing !!!
Eclarififi - been waiting so long for this - can't wait for the full album, FIIIIIVVVEEEE STARRRSSS!!!!
DJ Orgasmic - It's a classic, i have to listen to it more than once but you made me listen a whole album in a row in the fatdrop player that's all i can say for now if it means something....
A-Trak - Supporting tha funk!
Busy P - Very exciting, very promising artist
For sure one to watch in 2014
(added: 2014-10-10 14:52:26 )