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Ruf Dug

Ruffy's Island EP

Futureboogie
Manc don Ruf Dug's penchant for video game soundtracks is evident in this voyage of 8-bit discovery for Bristol's Futureboogie. The ultra lo-fi solo vibes on 'Boat Party', for example, are more from the Bontempi school than the Roland. It works a fucking treat. 'Techno Cave' brings more width, with brassy stabs bursting through the big-room reverb (while a mix from Sharif Laffrey rolls and chugs, with bursts of acid). 'Abandoned Pyramid', arguably the pick of a dazzling bunch, goes all 'forest floor' with its sound design, pianos and synthesised pan-pipes, bringing the spine-tingling Balearics.
9.5