Graffiti artist, graphic designer, music curator, DJ and producer, Richard Sen has been around the block and back several times. Now he comes up solo with the Ghost Train EP - a dark and brooding release of old school meets new school house jack.
Taking inspiration from the late 80s NYC, British and Italian house records that exploded on our consciousness and changed many lives, Ghost Train is both a homage and totally new take on what club music is about.
After curating the amazing “This Ain’t Chicago: The Underground Sound Of UK House & Acid 1987-1991” compilation in 2012, Richard now shows how it’s done. Taking those influences running deep and melding the sounds of a mispent youth into an EP that has been moving dancefloors from LA to Berlin since appearing late last year as a limited white label.
Chugging, brooding, deep but with a low slung groove and (can you name them?) samples underpinning the classic feel of Ghost Train and it’s minimal sibling, Ghost Dub, the EP could end here and be killer.
However, Richard shows his skill of soaking up his clubbing years in to new musical directions with Meteor Shower. Steppers kick, discoid bass and tranced out keys are go.
Hype and demand has been interesting to see with support from Andrew Weatherall, Dominic Capello, Cosmo Vitelli, Mark E, Metro Area, Soft Rocks, The Glimmers and Trevor Jackson to name a few.
All aboard the Ghost Train.
released June 1, 2014
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