The cyberpunk chameleon of styles, Manchester’s pride, “Ruffy” Ruf Dug – the dancefloor master, is back on wax on Copenhagens Music For Dreams. Once again, we are re-visiting the island life of monsieur Ruffy and his debut full length album “Island” (recorded during a sojourn on Guadeloupe).
Seahawks turns the whimsical hippie folk ballad “Le Rayon Vert” into a more focused and neatly dressed affair. The Italians, Leo Mas and Fabrice opts to do their own thing: which is churning out a bouncing house belter of their own that bears little resemblance to the original lo-fi synth reverie. Closer to the original, is fellow Mancunian Andi Hanley’s take on the same track. Last but not least, fresh-on-the-scene Aussie producer Tropical Hi-Fi does a brilliant version of “Mangrove Dub” full of moist ambient textures and reverb-heavy dub treatments.
A1. Thank You Wally (Leo Mas & Fabrice Remix)
A2. Mangrove Dub (Tropical Hi-Fi Mangrove City Version)
B1. Thank You Wally (Andi Hanley Remix)
B2. Le Rayon Vert (Seahawks Vanish Into Space Mix)