Randomer obviously had fun making Kid’s Play, a neat little five-track 12” set on L.I.E.S. He seems to have purged out any sound that isn’t percussive: the melody, bassline, and any other flourishes are sourced from drums. This is therefore a super rhythmic listen, enough to put you in a total dancefloor trance.
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- Kid's Play by Randomer
7/10 Matt Jenkins Customer review, 19th December 2015
Randomer comes good with another 12" of dark, brooding techno for his new label home, LIES.
The three A side tracks are all linked by a new addition to Randomer's repertoire - bells. Kids Play pairs these with stumbling drums but ultimately falls a bit flat, not progressing enough to deserve the A1 status it's been awarded. Juju is the undoubted highlight of the lot, combining polyrhythms and propulsive shakers to create an almost upbeat Shackleton-esque vibe, albeit with more distortion and momentum. You'll be hearing this a lot on dancefloors around the continent. Bell Jam keeps its titular percussive elements but slows the tempo down to a crawl, to the extent that you'd be forgiven for thinking you were playing Juju at 33rpm if it were not for the general feeling of menace the pads instill.
The B side offers two hulking slabs of 4x4 - Dem Thing is the most typical Randomer cut here and could be from one of his earlier Hemlock 12"s, while Brutus has more of a Blawan flavour with punishing kicks. Solid 12", buy for Juju and Dem Thing.
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