Long-awaited and requested by old-school electro fans, here at last is the new EP from the king of the vocoder - Adrian Rataj AKA Mandroid. Breakin' Records proudly presents to you these three new body-poppin' tracks plus some devestating bonus beats for club DJs.
Robots In Nightclubs - classic Mandroid-style spaced-out strings over heavy Kraftwerk-influenced bass and drums with the crisp vocoder vocals which are one of Mandroid's specialities.
Horizon - Slow and moody synth epic conjuring up the come-down vibes of a winter morning in chilly Yorkshire.
Instigated Monopolization - OK maybe this should have been the A-Side, it's so hard to choose... Anyway, very heavy flanged-out electro beats with one of the coldest ever vocoder raps critiquing capitalism and modern socio-economic policy, plus Mandroid's trademark lush strings and filtered synths.
Bonus Beats - More of those incredibly heavy and warped beats from the previous track extended and made even heavier for club play. This jam comes on like the twisted cousin of Kraftwerk's classic "Numbers".
Mandroid is the alter-ego of Adrian Rataj from Barnsley, S. Yorkshire. He was the second artist to be signed to Breakin' back in 1997 after sending in a video of himself spinning on his head and doing no-hands windmills along with his demo DAT, and he has been putting his own stamp on the old-school electro scene since on his two albums "B-Boy No Comply" and "Electro Freaks Rehab Clinic". This is his fourth EP.
This electro love-monkey has been out for a while but is well worth searching for, especially if you're into a more old school flavour. The title track is the one, giving the Staffordshire Bull-Terrier next door a good seeing to whilst rading your dad's bottom drawer for any sick pornographic material. There's even a crafty little bonus beats addition on the B2. - Mark EGM8
The lead track is called - Flux
The Kraftwerk influence is strong on these three new tracks from Adrian Rataj: 'Robots in Nightclubs', for example, could well be a continuation of the storyline of 'Showroom Dummies'. Elsewhere 'Horizon' is chillout electro - not the most widespread of genres, I grant you - while 'Instigated Monopolization' is heavier than you think and loaded with strings and space. - IDJ
?..a smooth bassline makes sure that yer feet are in constant motion for the duration of this rather short but sweet track?..mmmmmm??nice?..personally I don't hear enough electro that's made in this vain, something to sit back and get lost in, like the mellower kraftwerk excursions?..this is a varied and accomplished 12 - Electroempire.com
Adrian Rataj aka Mandroid, we salute you! Bringing it all back to old school basics, Barnsley?s very own ODroid bathes us in trademark vocoder plaintiveness and flanged bass technique whilst glitched-out strings pull at your heart?s. With all four tracks here summoning the true essence of electro, may the Robots Of Funk march on and on. - NLSleaze Nation
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