Release number 251 on Ready Mix Records comprises two tracks taken from riccicomoto's LP 'Huge Distances', presented with a stash of new remixes and dubs from Kiano, Below Bankok and Stereotyp.
Packed full of mellow house, techno and electronica gems, all with a distinctly space-age feel, 2021 album 'Huge Distances' contains some of riccicomoto's finest work to date. Opening track 'Walk Tall' is a scratchy slice of languid and melodic dub-techno, while 'Want U (feat. Bryant Goodman)' lowers the tempo to traditional dub-speed, calling to mind the golden-era work of Kruder & Dorfmesiter or Thievery Corporation thanks to its head-nodding, blunted vibe.
Kiano & Below Bankok's take on 'Walk Tall' stays close to riccicomoto's style, with echoing synths and a compact lo-fi deep house groove. Kiano goes solo for his dub version of 'Walk Tall', which actually pushes up the tempo and raises the intensity for a percussive late-night dancefloor stepper.
Who better to remix the Kruder & Dorfmesiter-inspired 'Want U' other than Viennese producer Stereotyp, who enjoyed several releases on the duo's G Stone imprint before founding his own label 'crunchtime'. His '420 dub' version might be best described as lo-fi dancehall, with a pulsing, heartbeat-like kick-drum and delectably moody atmosphere.
Finally, Below Bangkok goes it alone with his own dub version of 'Want U', returning to a slow-mo 4x4 rhythm and adding warm, meditative atmospherics.