Our Thursday selection:
Radio Slave – Command Z (Rekids Special Projects , RSPX020)
Rekids boss Matt Edwards debuts on Rekids Special Projects under his prolific Radio Slave moniker with ‘Command Z’, marking the twentieth release on the offshoot series.
Undeniably one of house and techno’s most sought after and beloved producers and remixers, Matt Edwards kickstarted Special Projects as a techno focused series in 2017. Since then it has gone on to host incredible artists like FBK, Shinedoe, P.Leone, Hemka and Dustin Zahn, not to mention SRVD – Edwards’s collaborative project alongside club-kid Patrick Mason. Three years later, the Berlin-based Brit finally graces the label under his most revered pseudonym.
‘Command Z’ opens with roaming synth patterns, slick kicks, delicately placed plucks and a haunting sound floor which gives a sense of allure alongside its thundering rhythm. On the flip, ‘Command X’ situates itself perfectly for cavernous warehouse spaces or intimate club environments with its rattling snares, arpeggiated keys, lively saturated claps, rawly reversed pads and rippling cymbals.
Tracklist: Radio Slave – Command Z (Rekids Special Projects , RSPX020)
A. Command Z
B. Command X