- Release Date 2011-11-14
- Label Zirkus
- Catalog Z010
Over the past three years, members of Rude Audio have been releasing music under the moniker Unusual & Electric, garnering attention and praise from prominent DJs in British music and overseas. Championed by the likes of BBC radio DJs Nemone, Rob Da Bank and Gideon Coe, Rude Audio have seen their past musical endeavours played nationwide on stations such as Radio 1 and supported by DJs such as Laurent Garnier. They've also received praise from the likes of DJ, Drowned in Sound and Clash who went on to emphasise that one of their songs "...foams over with more ideas than most albums".
A mixture of individuals from both Newcastle and London, Rude Audio describe themselves as being rooted in the back streets of London, which is apparent in their unique fusion and approach to music. The album frequently touches on a Balearic tip with bright, 90's nostalgia while being anchored by the clean, bass-heavy elements of Dubstep and Techno. The group's mantra of 'rude' music is apparent in their unorthodox musical transitions and live instrumentation, yet the album remains loyal to its cause through hazy melodies and trippy adlibs.
Rude Audio's broad musical inspiration stems from its members' presence within the underground scene. Through regular work as engineers for other electronic acts and organising parties and raves, Rude Audio have materialised over the years to become an elusive presence within Electronic music. Progressing from such experiences, the collective now aim to re-introduce themselves having enlisted a collection of new and "old school" digital and analogue electronic equipment for a more sophisticated take on their unique sound. 'That Dirty Echo' may be the refined package of the Rude Audio sound, however the album's bold showcase of various underground styles maintains it does not lose its originality.