Boomkat Product Review:
Part of a killer one-two from AB2088 this week, Replicate flanks the Union tape with another prime example of what Manchester’s best kept electro secret gets up to in a smoky hole with his Atari ST.
With perhaps only Novo Line springing to mind as a fair comparison for AB2088, in terms of their shared approach to outmoded equipment, at least, the sounds and swerve of Replicate piss on so much modern electro from a proper great height.
Where recent years have seen an upsurge in dilettantes writing the most basic My First Electro Track and getting worldwide bookings off the back of their fancy turds, this guy is going all the way in, building his stuff from the ground up (no Ableton or Logic presets) and with devilish funk and style to boot.
On Replicate he precisely doesn’t copy and paste, instead throwing down some of the most original electro-funk prongs you’ll hear this year, with hard-to-resist highlights in the mercurial electro-acid of Brg141, on the slompy swagger of Ccom, again with those class Linn cracks in Replicate, and some serious badboy funk in DWaves.
Innovate don’t imitate, innit. This sh*t bangs for days.