Following on from massive releases like 'Half Man Half Trout' (Taz Buckfaster) and Freeze Step (South Africa's Playdoe), Rwina welcomes Philly's illest, Starkey, back to the fold.
'Rain City' is one of those tunes that could only be the product of someone at the peak of their powers. How many big dancefloor tracks manage to completely do away with the snare and rely instead on intense synth work to hype the crowd? How many tracks get support from players such as Skream, DJ Oneman and Noah D yet sound like Kraftwerk and Bach jamming on Jupiter before riding a magic rainbow to DMZ? Believe the hype, Rain City is all that.
On the flip, 'Beatingz' shows Starkey's complete grasp of dynamics and arrangement, building gradually and subtly until before you know it, what began as some kind of gully-crunk brain-melt riddim has got you rushing your proverbial tits off. Almost too much to take.
Heavy support by: Skream, MAH, Plastician, DJ Oneman, Baobinga/Skinnz, Blackdown!!