Waits and Measures – Radioactive Man‘s vinyl is a release we’ve been meaning to review for a while. Regular readers of the blog will know that we are huge fans of the London producer and were lucky enough to have an interview with the man himself. Everything I’ve heard from him has been an absolute gem and having seen him DJ countless times this year, he’s constantly ripping it up. Waits and Measures was always something I was going to gravitate to with open arms especially as the vinyl has inserted download codes to 11 remixes of the album by the likes of Al Tourettes, Michael Forshaw, Carl Finlow, DJ Stingray, Mark Archer and Posthuman.
With EP’s out already on WANG Trax this is his first long player since 2008’s Growl. I’ve listened to this a thousand times since it first came out and I’ll listen to it a thousand times more. From the moment Wreckorder kicks off you know you’re in for an electro treat. All the Radioactive Man staples are here throughout, from lush melodies to banging trippy bass. The beauty of it is in it’s simplicity. While full of high quality complex production the tunes move at a perfect pace never over complicating matters by always sticking to an undeniable groove. It’s most definitely right up my street and trying to critique it would be like me telling my grandmother ”the potatoes are underdone”- I love her cooking and she gets it right every time.
In Radioactive Man’s words…
“Finally releasing the album on vinyl, means that it feels like a proper release to me now. The sound is far superior, it just can’t be beat I get truly excited at the thought of getting the test pressings in.
As for the remixes, it’s a mixture of artists that I have done remixes for and am getting the mix swap returned and people that I love musically.”