Boomkat Product Review:
Delroy Edwards extends his now-yearly invite to dance with Rio Grande, following the format of his Hangin’ At The Beach album with a mazy run thru funked-up, lo-fi cuts. Please note that the download version is 22 tracks long, while the vinyl sampler contains 5 tracks.
Short-circuiting questions of quantity over quantity by presenting everything at the lowest possible grain grade and with lots of it to choose from, he lets his mind, and by turns ours, wander freely from hazy cable access TV funk in El Bandito Pt.1, to the vintage porno soundtrack vibes of Rio Grande and the swaggering charms of The Hawaii Guys with ineffably louche and idealised style; kinda like the sonic equivalent of a freestyling skateboarder who can’t help but knock out natty trick after trick with sloppy but deadly style.
If you’re after club jams, run check the sorts of his budget Larry Heard vibes on Rumba or Knock Em Out, and the bristling jack attacks of his Raw Beats, but to be honest it’s best consumed in one hazy sitting, preferably with a henny in one hand and zoot in the other.