Randomer Real Talk EP
Numbers, the record label run by Glaswegian Jackmaster has managed to avoid pigeonholing since its inception. Skating between genres with such ease and managing to put out releases from Jamie XX alongside Roska, Mosca and SBTRKT.
The overriding sense from the label is that good music will push through and the boss Jackmaster himself feels that “Bass Music” is as good a label as possible for the Numbers output.
With this in mind the latest release, Real Talk by Randomer fits right in alongside the labels already impressive output.
Randomer has a strong history of D&B and Dubstep output but with this release he has embraced the lack of rules offered when producing without a genre.
Real Talk, the title track of the EP, starts with a 4/4 stomper. Booming kick drums announce a song to fill and kill the dance floor and thats just what it does. After some new jack-esque speech the tune drops and drives forward relentlessly for a 5 min journey into what I imagine will be a first pumping and sweaty dance floor experience.
Lime Pie is another dance floor orientated track. Harking back to an age of acid baselines and dark electro vibes all played out with a 130 beat. Its not as moving as Real Talk but it is certainly deserving of its place on the EP.
Stalker is a much slower affair. Sounding like the instrumental to some forgotten 80s one hit until the heavily distorted voice of “The Stalker” comes into the song to tell us that he “just wants to make us happy”. Its not a tune for the dance floor but the production values are exceptional, be amazed as a raspy wheezy cough is developed into an intricate drum pattern after the songs break.
Out on the 28th of December on Numbers this album is well worth a listen even if many will only choose to pick up Real Talk in digital download.