This April will see Redpine & Solo offer up the ‘Smoke City’ EP via Studio Rockers, comprising
four original tracks from the UK based duo.
John Stuckey and Sam Moss aka Redpine & Solo are a Leeds, UK based duo relatively new to most on
the production scene but have been holding up residencies in their thriving hometowns clubbing scene for
quite some time. Playing alongside the likes of Addison Groove, Tessela, South London Ordnance and
Mosca whose styles have clearly filtered through to theirs. Here we see the pair join the Studio Rockers
roster, a label founded by legendary Dubstep pioneer and XL Recordings artist The Moody Boyz, slotting
them alongside the likes of Hackman, EVM128 and Eskmo in the catalogue.
Title cut ‘Smoke City’ opens up proceedings and sees Redpine & Solo offer up a brooding broken beat led
composition, laid out over five minutes with airy textural pads, weighty amen breaks, heavy doses of sub
bass and an amalgamation of vocal chops. ‘Stay True’ follows and retains a similar broken aesthetic but
drops the tempo, bringing shuffled rhythms to the forefront while bright Rhodes licks, stabbing bass hook
and vocal chops meander around the percussive foundation of the record.
Opening the flip side we have ‘I Am Someone’ which takes things in a more straight 4/4 direction
rhythmically, yet remains socially stunning and rugged at the same time with warbling drawn out bass
tones and emotive strings. Closing piece ‘The Love ft. Franceskah’ then rounds off the package on a down
tempo tip with low slung drums, smoky atmospherics, growling bass and smooth vocal styling’s from
Redpine & Solo’s ‘Smoke City’ EP is out on 14th April 2015.