Who loves vinyl double-packs? Well, anyone worth their salt in dubstep, apparently.
Dance music has always had problems with the album format, but over the last year and a half dubstep – which to be fair, has produced some cracking albums by Scuba, Kode9, Burial and more – has embraced the double-pack EP format to great success.
Scuba, Pangaea and Untold have all released excellent double-packs in the last six months, and efforts from Benga and Shortstuff are scheduled for release in the near future. Now Hessle Audio co-commander Ramadanman will join the party, releasing his own.
Due for release on April 5, the Ramadanman double pack features six new tracks, amongst them ‘No Swing’, a regular in Untold’s record box, and the staccato wig out ‘Bleeper’, which has featured prominently in Ramadanman’s recent sets.
‘Tumble’ features live drums and James Blake style stabs in amongst Ramadanman’s trademark woodblock percussion, which also features heavily on ‘A Couple More Years’ and the mournful ‘I Beg You’. The EP is rounded off by an all-out synth epic, ‘Don’t Change for Me’, which will find favour with fans of Ikonika.
Full tracklist below; above is a sample of the cover art.
A – I Beg You
B1 – No Swing
B2 – Tumble
C – A Couple More Years
D1 – Bleeper
D2 – Don’t Change for Me