Boomkat Product Review:
Bare-boned x darkside Chi jack trax by Duke n Cliff on Delroy Edwards’ cult label
On their sole dispatch of 2023 so far, L.A. Club Resource play it close to their chest with the first shots by Duke n Cliff. The internet is offering little to no background on their provenance beside links to a Furry’s reddit (not going there) and Cliff Richard duking it out with The Backstreet Boys for xmas No.1, so we’ll wing it and guess it’s either Delroy hisself (sounds like it!) or some unarchived juice from a Chicago basement. Anyone’s guess!
We’re talking coldest Jamie Principle pads and Santos-style tape-warped bass with janky blues keys on ‘Overdubbed Drums A Piano And A Synth’, and ruggedest The Jit-style jab jack in ’Skoolhouze’, jibber-jawed wall-banging in ‘Go Kid Go’, and the the kind of acid that removes teeth plaque in ‘Presence of the Past’, with mouth-watering levels of dissonance recalling Jamal Moss and Africans With Mainframes in ‘Sympte Frequency Move Ya Thang’, and a flourish of woozy Virgo Four-like suss in ‘Ethereal’ to leave you grabbing at names while clawing the walls.