So if you’re an acid head and your debut album has just been released, what better way to promote it than to get two of you’re heroes to do remixes for a 12″?
You may recall in the review of Tudor Acid’s album Merri Portland I mused that back in the day when the likes of WARP were at the forefront of electronic music experimentation, Tudor Acid would have been snapped up for a seven album deal.
Well, these days it’s a bit different, a quick link up through some social media portal thingy and there’s a Luke Vibert remix ready to hand. Get a photo of some gothic manor/castle, press the sepia button on photoshop and Bob’s your Uncle – a hit! Well, not quite that simple but you can rely on veteran the Vibert to get it right and if you’ve not done so already, get Luke’s We Hear You album from last year (and whilst you’re at it, other Planet Mu acid-goodies like Shitmat’s One Foot In The Rave and Ceephax Acid Crew’s United Acid Emirates).
On the flip, there’s another well travelled producer, guitarist, DJ and Block Resident on the remix, Radioactive Man (aka Keith Tenniswood). As the title indicates, ‘Urgent’ is a bit of a fast shuffle that blows up into a wobble with steam spurts; it’s a bit of a favourite at the moment for those 110 bpm moments.
Now back at the Merri Portland review, my primary frustration with Tudor Acid (aka Richard Wiggleworth) was how short the tracks were. Perhaps what we need is all of the album remixed; Vibert and Radioactive Man prove that this would be a good idea.
Reviewed: Tudor Acid – 304 : Remixes (Tudor Beats) Cat. No. TB-304 Release date: 26th April 2010
1. Tudor Disco (Luke Vibert Remix) (5:18)
2. Urgent (Radioactive Man Remix) (6:48)
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