Cosmic C60 cassette with pre-perforated inlay ready for immersion in your choice of psychedelic.
Includes unlimited streaming of Deep Water Mixtape
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
It's a new year and Ruf Kutz ready something xtra special to tickle yer tape deck and make those speakers sing.
The keen-eared may have caught a glimpse of the 'Glow' on Ruffy's recently curated 'Expansion Pack 2: Textures' but to all intents and purposes this is a debut deluxe.
The man behind the music is a lifelong friend from Ruf Dug's Sydney sojourn, when the two would host mushroom squat parties with the rest of the "Bodega Clan", and who helped mastermind the seminal Paradise Lost warehouse parties. Virtuously patient, the Australian spent the years since perfecting his craft, maxing out the XP and emerging as his evolved form, Inner Glow.
A celebration of the culture via one of its most essential formats, 'Deep Water' flows through styles and sounds, telling its story with a fresh POV. Lynchian dialogue, soap opera romance and homages to five decades of the dancefloor provide an underground intertext as Inner Glow manifests a new sound from a mélange of IDM and ambient, Balearic breaks, dub techno and deep house.
The bigotry of the Disco Demolition Night is dismantled by distance, seen here for its role in returning dance music back to the underground, rewarding us with moments in love ever since. The second side sees the sounds of liquid DnB refracted into dream house, unlocking the energy of an airfield free party for the VR era; or else the swing and bump of '94 New York beamed out into the near future and steeped in entheogens. Taken together, the result surpasses the referential, with each magical motif, serotonin laced chord and irresistible rhythm sparking the synapses to keep you in core memories for years to come.