Dusty Kid – ‘Signal ’63′ EP

Dusty Kid’s new EP is packed full of bouncy, jazzy techno joy

The lead track ‘I Love Richie’ may be “hard grooving techno” but it’s the jazzy electro of ‘Cowboys’ that got me excited. Dusty Kid is Paolo Lodde from who was formerly part of Duoteque. Clearly as bonkers as he is talented, this EP is a signal of a brilliant album to come.
We’re told King Klong’s head honcho Martin Eyerer personally picked the four tracks here. He knows his stuff as you’ll recall Mr. Eyerer remixed Rockers Hi-Fi’s ‘Push Push‘ last year.
Perhaps the best thing about the EP is that none of the four tracks sound alike. ‘Mantrakoma’ is a hospital heart rate monitor with distorted vocals that you could put under “experimental”; unless you can speak German backwards that is. And to finish it off, ‘The Riot’ is hard synth Scalelectrix.
Also worth noting are the great covers to Kling Klong releases, especially like Mijk van Dijk’s ‘Closer’/’Wider’.
Hectic mix nominations: The Riot, I Love Ritchie (for headbangers in search of a headache) / Mantrkoma, Cowboys (for the cosmic heads)
Reviewed: Dusty Kid — Signal `63 EP (Kling Klong) Cat. No. KLING011 Release date: 26.03.07
A1. I Love Richie (7:52)
A2. Cowboys (6:49)
B1. Mantrakoma (6:44)
B2. The Riot (8:36)
Dusty Kid at wordandsound
MartinEyerer @ Proton Radio
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