Irish producer Garth McNamee (aka Polska) is not your average studio dweller in 21st century Drum & Bass. That's immediately obvious as he cites Paradox, Seiji and 4-Hero as being his biggest influences in that scene. His musical digest has always been wide and his productions have also been inspired by the jazz compositions of people like Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Herbie Hancock and the ambient stylings of Boards Of Canada. 2nd Rate is a reference to how these outside influences are transposed into the realm of D&B and given a new life.
Slightly more dancefloor orientated than the 2xCD album proper,
this bonus EP features six previously unreleased tracks, including an incendiary remix of "Summertare" by 0=0 (of Planet Mu fame).