TIRK039 - RED RACK 'EM PRESENTS: HOT COINS - VALIANT TRUTH EPA1) Valiant Truth
A2) Whole New Way
B1) Favourite Effects
B2) Jazz Ending
Danny Berman aka Red Rack'em is well known for his naughty pirate soul remixes and disco edits which have been supported by the Unabombers, Todd Terje, Swag, Yam Who, Prins Thomas as well as institutions such as Fat City and Piccadilly Records. But this is only one small part of Dannys musical voyage. As a DJ he is known for his club rocking, genre busting eclectic sets and this diversity is reflected in his broad output as a producer. From cutting edge detroit 2 step to wonky disco, beatdown house and glitchy hip hop…his work is respected by heroes such as Carl Craig, the Idjut Boys, the Rush Hour crew and Domu.
Danny recently returned to his Hot Coins disco project with the Laissez Faire EP which was awarded record of the week by Piccadilly and was well supported by Prins Thomas, Chris Duckenfield, Soul Mekanik and Bill Brewster. The lead track Norway Man was licenced to Fred Deakins 'Nu Balearica' comp on Ministry Of Sound. He is also releasing beatdown house on Atlantic Conveyors label Untracked and is in demand as a remixer. He has recently been hard at work on the Hot Coins album and the follow up EP.
This, his debut EP for Tirk, wears those influences casually, but assuredly, like a Gareth Hunt lookalike in a 1979 C + A ad, laughing and pointing at some unseen object in the distance. 'Valiant Truth' is a chunky,hypnotic 4/4 workout, all shimmering ARP style arpegios and tough kicks. Office favourite 'Whole New Way' tops off broken beats, squelchy bass, Preludey synth motifs and deep, Detroity pads washes with a spacey female vocal line or two. 'Favourite Effects' uses Nightrider-meets-Wilmot melodic touches, snatches of spoken vocal and shuffling rhythms to full sofa friendly effect, whilst Jazz Ending speeds things up, rides a funky assed bassline, and does indeed, end with a healthy slice of sampled jazz noodle - a cool end for an accomplished and diverse ep.
All tracks written and produced by Daniel Berman
Vocals and Sax on track Whole New Way by Pippa Marland
(P) 2009 Tirk Recordings