Under the curious moniker of Randomer, London-dwelling producer Rohan Walder has added to his sizeable discography with the release of 3-track floor-filler - Smokin. This fresh cut continues an evolution through post-dubstep, house and broken-beat. Now nearly 10 years in the game, this is a beat-maker heading - slowly-but-surely - towards greatness.
Vinyl 12" £11.49 LIES096
U.S import 12" on L.I.E.S.
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Rohan Walder aka Randomer always has a refreshing off-kilter approach to techno. ‘Smokin’ I believe is his third appearance on L.I.E.S. and it’s pretty easy to hear why the label have him back. The title track on the A-side is a straight up electro cut. There’s a very occasional sample of someone coughing that could have been lifted from a Doug E. Fresh or Fat Boys record. The rhythms are super tight as always which make me wonder whether he has roots in being a drummer. Anyway, this is the sorta tune I can well imagine DJ Stingray droppin’.
On the flipside ‘Velvet’ has quite the opposite texture to that which the title suggests, with a big darkside bassline, building tension with ticking percussion and pulsing synth until shuddering, rugged kicks finally manifest halfway through. Meanwhile ‘Rye’ is constructed from the sort of pots ‘n’ pans rattling percussion that Herbert used to get busy with.
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