NOW ON BANDCAMP 50+ Exclusive Tracks on the Electronic Explorations Compilation

 Sequential order has ALWAYS dictated that this particular show has been reserved for one specific producer. If he’d said no then, well… well… thankfully it never happened so the consequence doesn’t bear thinking about – EE303 comes from none other than the 303 acid personifying producer, Luke Vibert. His new album, Ridmik, is out today on Hypercolour. Could this all have been timed any better!?

For those living under a rock forthe past 15+ years Luke Vibert is a English recording artist and producer known for his work in many subgenres of electronic music. Vibert began his musical career as a member of the Hate Brothers. Vibert has recorded under several different aliases, most notably Plug, Kerrier District, Amen Andrews, Spac Hand Luke and Wagon Christ.

It was under the alias of Wagon Christ (along with other equally vital monikers like Plug, Vibert & Simmonds, and later more simply in his own name) that Vibert helped to redefine the rules of electronic music in the UK in the early to mid ’90s – alongside a bunch of reprehensible mates that included Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, µ-Ziq, Cylob, and the labels Rephlex and Warp,” stated journalist Andrez Bergen in an article that appeared in Japan’s Daily Yomiuri newspaper in 2003.

W is for Wagon Christ (John Peel) http://johnpeelarchive.com/

Today is the day Luke Vibert unleashes ‘Ridmik‘ onto the world. According to Bleep Electronic visionary Luke Vibert has in the past released under a number of aliases (as well as his own name) on labels ranging from Ninja Tune to Rephlex, Planet Mu to Warp Records. Needless to say, any new release from him is an exciting prospect, and this new album due out on Hypercolour does not disappoint. Ridmik is an album built around the Roland TB-303 bassline machine. By working through the possibilities of the instrument he has created a full-length of inventive and funky analogue material. There are of course echoes here of his 2003 album for Warp, YosepH, the irrepressible acidic grooves of the 303 pulled on this new album into playful shapes. Throughout he keeps the tempos and moods varied so that this never strays into the territory of nostalgic acid house, and the overall feel is lighter and more soulful than the driving intensity of most club music made with the machine. Overall, Ridmik marks yet another imaginative release from a master.

Two essential Mixes from the Vibert mix achieves are “Discogs 001” and a more recent (literally 2 weeks ago) ‘FACT‘ mix

Tracklist

  1. Electronic Explorations - 303 Special - Luke Vibert
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  3. 01 - Heaven 17 - Let Me Go
  4. 02 - Jazai [AKA Krazy Eddie] - All Systems Go
  5. 03 - CTI - Dancing Ghosts
  6. 04 - Plustwo - Stop Fantasy
  7. 05 - Blancmange - Son Of Ceiling
  8. 06 - Alexander Robotnik - Problems D'Amour
  9. 07 - Unknown DJ - X-Men
  10. 08 - Chris 'The Glove' Taylor & David Storrs ft Ice T - Reckless
  11. 09 - L.A. Dream Team - Calling On The Dream Team
  12. 10 - Tripple B Co - Base Down [remix]
  13. 11 - Drax - The Madcap Laughs
  14. 12 - Squarepusher - Snake Pass
  15. 13 - The Mover - Rat-Trap
  16. 14 - Spectral Emotions - Kaleidosphere