Out Now (12" and digital) NANG099 Rayko - In The Cave (Original Mix) 96 kbps by Rayko published on 2012/12/29 12:57:55 +0000 It's been a long time coming, but we've finally got Rayko to release a small collection of his infectious creations with us. He first cropped up on Nang with his distinctive addition to volume 3 of our Array series which picking up the 'Record Of The Month' accolade in Mixmag and went down a storm at the Nang parties. 'In The Cave' is a three track EP with two edits from Ohm Fat, acting as a prelude to an album due out next year. Born in the Canary Islands, Rayko is a producer and DJ deeply influenced by the artists and sounds of the 70's and 80's. He made his name with edit's of classic Disco and Electrofunk records, leading him to launch the label Rare Wiri in the summer of 2008. He's had a successful run of releases since then, fuelling a busy DJ schedule worldwide. The lead track 'In The Cave' feels perfect for Nang. 80's tom fills and a progressive walking bassline underpin majestic arp loops, spaced-out washes of colour and a guitar solo to create a glistening synth-disco odyssey. Ohn Fat's 'Transcended Remix' is a bit more indirect. All the elements of the original are present but they come across in an more ethereal manner, airy and light. The 'Dub Mix' strips things right back to drums, bass and lead. Perfect for those deeper sets. Juno review: With this, his latest release, Rayko makes the leap from disco/funk re-edit man to bona fide producer. Serving as a taster for his upcoming long player, "The Cave" is a classy seven-minute 80s synth-disco odyssey straight out of Miami Vice. Cold, glistening pads wash around a pulsating arpeggiated bassline like a crisp white sport scar against an azure sky. Ohm Fat's 'Transcended' mix, stays on similar territory but with a more urgent bassline, however if it proves too urgent for you, you can always opt for the extra dub mix which suitably chills the whole thing out.