Rad Rice and Steven Boardman are Radical Majik. They sculpt bowel-shatteringly funky head-spinners, hewn from bare circuits, and disco sweat. Previous dancefloor-botherers include ‘Dub Rider‘, ‘Spread The Hot Potato‘, ‘Direct Action‘ and remixes for 2Raumwohung and Andrew Weatherall.
Here are radio edits of the full digital mixes.
A1: ‘Fianchetto’. Melancholic melodies over Balkan bass, Latin percussion, and a house beat. Reminiscent of their Sven Vath Cocoon smash ‘Dub Rider’.
B1: ‘What Next? An electro breaks monster, or jacking acid house for politically charged dancing feet? Depends which foot you dance on. Pre-release support from Radioactiveman’s Keith Tenniswood.
B2: Mental health Time Bomb: Retro-styled resonant bass and swooping organ over a chunky beat. Already a favourite of Dissident’s Andy Blake.
Very limited edition 180 gram vinyl with hand printed sleeve. These are different from the digital mixes, (also includes digital ep download).
3 track Mental Health E.P. Download
‘Finachetto (edit)’. Download
‘What Next?’. Download
‘Mental Health Time Bomb (extended)’. Download
Hand-printed 12” vinyl will be strictly limited (check website shop), digital mixes are free with vinyl purchases. To celebrate label releases, the Boardroom Music Collective will be promoting a series of events.
Reactions so far:
Paul Daley (Leftfield): “love it, makes me want to go to the toilet. “Fianchetto” top Banana mate”.
Luke Slater: “nice to get something different. Being a huge mellotron fan. Mental health time bomb heals”
Severino Panzetta: “What next is funky and cool can i have a Wav?
Dave Clarke’s White Noise Radio show: “Mental Health Time Bomb will get play on my radio show”
Coverage: Radioplay confirmed
Matt Walsh: “tracks 1 and 3 are killer, gonna play!”
Kris Needs (Data transmission): “I just got the Radical Majik CD and it’s incrediible, Flanchetto blew my melon clean off”. 9/10 Data tranmission review here.
Resident Advisor (Reviewer): “Really like this, esp. Flanchetto.”
Coverage: Review confirmed http://www.residentadvisor.net/review-view.aspx?id=9861
Jonty Scrufff: “great stuff, dark, noir-ish and groovy: full skrufff support on the way with pleasure;-)”
Andy Blake (World Unknown/Dissident):” the vinyl version of ‘what next’ is a revelation. something special happened when it got sunk into the plastic and it’ll be getting tons of peak time plays from me. a world unknown anthem in the making ”Ibiza Voice (Freelance): reviewing the first one for ibiza voice at some point Coverage: Review online: http://www.ibiza-voice.com/story/news/3556 East Village Radio (New YorK): “Spooky vibes just in time for Halloween” Sound Laboratory (Radio Reverb, Brighton): “What Next? breaks beats beautifully then electrolyses for full effect – producing a definite play for my Chilli Beat Science show – and the top vocal samples sealing the deal. Mental Health Time Bomb is another worthy contender for weird style combination of the week, all breaks and ghost movie horror-vibe. 7/10″
Coverage: Radioplay confirmed Manu Ekanayake (Reviewer BeatsandBeyond.com): “Some darkly beautiful business here, as I would expect from you guys – love Fianchetto in particular. 8/10″ Full review at BeatsAndBeyond.com
Ibiza Sonica 95.2: “Fianchetto sounds just right for Sonica airplay, full support in ibiza
Joint Venture Radio 92.5 Bremen (Germany): “i really like ‘what next ?’ by radical majik’
Coverage: Radio play confirmed
bln.fm (Germany): “superb . sounds very vibrant and essential . full support . love all the trax – flanchetto is doing it for me right now !! beautiful ”
Elie Eidelman (JackOff Records): “Fianchetto’ is deep and dark like i like!”
Radio Partygroove (Lost In The Sound, Italy): “Nice ep! Support”
Art of Beatz, Co-Op 102.7FM (Canada): “This will get a serious workout with my having caned the previous boardroom releases over time. Fianchetto’s the one here, I expect dancefloors to get a workout here.”
Charged (Urgent FM, Belgium): “this is a very nice release! big up!”.
Funkadelia (Polskie Radio 4): “What next is my favourite here, will give it a spin for sure. thanks”
Coleur 3 (Swiss Radio): “What next is good”
Login (Acik Radio, 94.9FM Istanbul): “Brilliant. Whats Next?”
Teshno.com : “liking this, pen me in for a teshno review”
freersounds.com : “Fianchetto is the one for me!”
The Guestlist Network : “what next is off key and cool”
Inhale Radio : “News piece on Inhale.org.uk”
The next scheduled release will be by the minimal techno monsters E.S.C.