UK label Numbers has a back catalogue reads like a who's who of electronic music: Hudson Mohawke, Rustie, Jamie xx, SOPHIE, and Deadboy amongst others. Hanging around in the background until has been London producer/vocoder vocalist Redinho. I caught an early live show of his at SXSW back in 2011 and it was a total trip: digital funk that hot-wired my joints. There's been the odd murmur over the last couple of years—his most recent being a guest vocal on Rustie's new album Green Language—but he's finally stepping out of the shadows with "Playing With Fire," the first single from his self-titled debut album out September 23rd. It's one of those nose-wrinkling tunes—you know, when you screw your face up to get deeper inside the funk. Those helicopter chops that run beneath are what'll keep you on your toes, though.
July 25, 2014