R.D.Y. #16
vinyl 12" — new


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Not On Label (Ron Hardy) | RDY16
Year: 2014
A1 – Mr. K Alexi | Don't You Know
A2 – Greg Perry | Come Fly With Me
B – Unknown Artist | Drum Track 1
And the deeply-dug RDY heritage series continues....
You'd think by release 16 ideas and content would be running thin. Gosh no. If anything this is the most extensive one yet, painting the broadest of Ron Hardy portraits. We kick off with K Alexi (another bona fide Chicago pioneer) a proper warehouse document that chops and slaps with a splice, diced sample of Hardy's "Sensation". Contrast couldn't get much higher as we move to Hardy's own edit of Greg Perry. Dreamy, delicate, full of jazz soul and largely beatless, it still smoulders with emotion almost 30 years on. Finally we hit the straight-up proto techno vibes of "Drum Track 1". A fine DJ tool or a slice of minimal 808 madness on its own; it's the very essence of Chicago's 4/4 roots and indeed Hardy's legacy.

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