2020 Reissue - Billy Nastys Electrix label re-launched this year with the first offering from RadioNasty hitting the stores in March. Back in the swing of things, the label now continues with a new EP by electro legend, Carl Finlow. The Boot Loop vinyl EP includes two new cuts from Carl alongside remixes from Volsoc (who reformed especially for this project) and Radioactive Man.
Carl Finlow has been writing and recording music since 1986 and in the mid 90s set up 2020 Vision with Ralph Lawson. This multi-talented producer has turned his hand to a number of genres but much of Carl’s solo work is heavily electro tinted recording under a number of guises over the years including Random Factor, Black Labs, Voice Stealer, Silicon Scally and Scarletron (with Daz Quayle) on labels like Warp, Fuel, Playhouse, Paper, Trope, Sony, Klang, Arista, Soma, SCSI, Pagan, Minifunk, Seventh Sign, Satamile and many more. The ‘Boot Loop EP’ shows Carl Finlow at his electro finest. The original versions of ‘Conduit’ and ‘Hashtag’ are phat and funky, with all his electronic wizardry on full display. Justin Maxwell and Jean-Paul Bondy reformed Volsoc just to work on a remix of ‘Conduit’. Volsoc ceased in 2003 after releases on World Electric and Si Begg’s label, Noodles Institute of Technology. But their debut alone had earned them international recognition with ‘Compuphonic Intelligence’ and ‘Shout Out’ becoming two of the most popular electro tracks of 2002-2003. For the final cut on the vinyl, the ever impressive Radioactive Man twists up ‘Hashtag’ and adds a heavy dose of acid to deliver another remix gem, while the digital release continues with exclusive versions by French-born, now Tokyo-based Fleck E.S.C. and Edinburgh’s C Mantle (Acre Recordings). [info from wa]