Serge Santiago's Arcobaleno imprint ends 2009 with an excellent Italo inspired EP from Ben Rymer - one of dance music's most unique characters.
Formerly part of The Fat Truckers, the Sheffield-born-Brit-electro-clash band who toured with Pulp (wielding light sabres on stage, apparently) and released their album 'The First Fat Truckers Album Is for Sale' on Gigolo in 2003 - containing songs about cheap motorbikes, import-export business and multiplex cinemas.
He was also part of Gucci Soundsystem, who have released on Bugged Out and DFA and who promoted the now legendary London club-night Druzzis, which bought guests like James Murphy, 2ManyDJs, Erol Alkan, The Rapture and more to a small and sweaty box in East London. This led to Rymer DJing at Fabric, a residency at Weekend in Berlin, Space in Ibiza, Le Baron in Paris, The Arches in Glasgow and lots more.
Most recently, Rymer has joined the Disco Bloodbath crew, London's finest connoisseurs of only the best cosmic, Disco influenced music. The collective have remixed Franz Ferdinand, Little Boots, Tommie Sparks, Wolfgang and many more.
And here you have the solo; 'La Trinciarice' (meaning 'The Shredder') Main Mix is an epic, heavy yet cosmic journey into space. The Dream Dub is a floating dream sequence with mid-way battle and an ending that slowly floats off.
Rymer has also recently started his own label, Channel 83, with Disco Bloodath cohort Damon Martin, their first release is an epic 7-minute edit of Fern Kinney's 'Love Me Tonight' and has been supported by LCD Soundsystem's main main James Murphy, as well as many others.