Rude Audio captures the spirit of their underground parties on their new album

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photo by Ali Ingle

While summertime winds down for most of the Northern Hemisphere, it isn’t too late to check out the album “The Streetlight Interference” from London based Rude Audio.  Released last month (July 15, 2019), it’s a collection of loose, dub driven electronic tracks, although while not buried in its atmosphere, its hard to deny its pervasiveness, from its first single ‘Repeat Offender’, a mixture full of catchy bass lines, pelted percussions and emerging and declining spacy and trance riff electronic sounds to darker, Mitch Harris ambient inspiring ‘Pipeline Screaming’ (Zar Remix).  Check out Scorn if not familiar.  Perhaps with ‘Don’t Follow Me’, it’s acid overtones can serve as a retrofit or even a tribute to 80s synth compositions.  You’re not wrong on either case.

And that wouldn’t be surprising, according to the press release, based in South London, Rude Audio has a history of putting on fantastic underground parties, releasing the occasional dubby Balearic opus, engineering for the disparate likes of Paul Weller, Lemon Jelly and Royal Blood and generally mooching about anywhere that doesn’t have bouncers or operate a dress code.

“I had half an eye on some of the underground but outdoor summer parties proliferating in my manor when pulling together various elements on the release, although the likelihood of engaging with a blissful, sun-kissed milieu in South London during July and August is less likely than engaging with a dirty rave in a damp squat, where everyone’s complaining about why we aren’t having a summer this year,” says Mark Ratcliff.

The collective consists of Mark Ratcliff , Owain Lloyd, and Dave [The Rave] Brennan.

“The Streetlight Interference” is out via the UK label Zirkus Records. It’s available on Bandcamp and most digital platforms.  Watch the video ‘Repeat Offender” below.


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