Radionasty ‘Radionasty’

Radionasty / Radionasty


The Nothing Special / Released December 2011


What does it sound like? 

This is something more than a few people have been waiting to hear for some time. Billy Nasty and Keith Tenniswood come together for the Radionasty project, here with a self titled release on the brand spanking new label from Fabric’s Craig Richards. As such we probably don’t need to go on…

…except to say those expecting some refined electro should count themselves very lucky indeed. Radio 1 oozes atmosphere thanks to its expansive low end chords, and huge synth-line, a track big enough to fill any room while offering something of a reflective, melodic moment compared with what could logically precede or follow, given the canon of sound this belongs to. In contrast Radio 2 goes for more of a sinister vibe, kicking off with solid drums and playful percussion before panning chords begin to fall, reversed cymbals enter the picture, and things give way to a driving bass capped with slightly acidic accents, all at some pace.

Where would I dance to it? 

Late nights and early mornings spent in the presence of the producers, label boss, or faces like Weatherall when they’re on a tough tip.

What highlights can I expect to hear? 

Two pretty standout tracks sit on sides A and B, so personal preference comes into play here. The second is certainly the ‘biggest’, and easily pulls it off, though there’s something about the poised and polished Radio 1 that means we still can’t take it off the playlist.

Why should I pay for it? 

You probably don’t have the choice.

Where can I buy it? 

Good record shops.