DUSTY KID – ‘A RAVER’S DIARY’ VINYL RE-ISSUE
One of Italy’s most talented electronic music exports, Sardinian Dusty Kid makes his return with a vinyl re-issue of his 2009 classic Techno album – ‘A Raver’s Diary’. The LP is being made available on vinyl for the first time and arriving as a double LP package completed with digital remixes, singles & b-sides, following digitally at a later date. Since its original release in 2009, ‘A Raver’s Diary’ has set the mark for groove ridden melodic techno LPs. Now, as it surpasses its 10th Anniversary, Isolade (Kompakt) help to deliver the full package.
First appearing in the early-00’s with a string of well received releases, Dusty Kid was one of many sparks that helped usher in a new era for electronic music. With releases on globally esteemed labels such as Systematic, Bpitch Control and Mau5trap, he saw himself catapulted into the spotlight and gained support from international artists such as Ritchie Hawtin. Dusty Kid had grown organically into his global position and saw himself become a permanent fixture on the international touring circuit.
Upon its release in 2009, the album demonstrated Dusty Kid’s extraordinary flair for producing intelligent dance music. A truly versatile and classically trained musician, his eclecticism and ability to embrace diverse sounds is what made his music so timeless, seeing ‘A Raver’s Diary’ continue to electrify and inspire.
Merging direct dancefloor tracks with deep and hypnotic productions ‘A Raver’s Diary’ inspires trance inducing atmospheres, that make the music engaging from the first beat. ‘Here Comes The Techno’ and ‘The Underground Persistance’ command the attention of the listener and capture the essence of peak dancefloor moments.
Next track ‘Klin’ embodies electro beats, meanwhile ‘America’ is a 17-minute long opus filled with melancholy. ‘Cowboys’ slows down the tempo on the album, layering synths amongst dreamy tones. ‘Moto Perpetuo’ builds on the energy with melodic chords and electro bassline. ‘The Fugue’ pays homage to Bach’s experimentation with monothematic instrumentation involving eerie synths and a progressive build.
Demonstrating Dusty Kid’s use of experimentation, ‘Agaphe’ switches up tempos. As he continues to build atmosphere with ‘Lynchesque’, ‘Pluk’ offers a chopped electro sound. And on ‘Nemur’, Dusty Kid changes up his style as he utilises lyrics and vocals in a folk-pop inspired techno crossover.
Available now for the first time on vinyl, ‘A Raver’s Diary’ is a reminder of Dusty Kid’s prodigal rise through the world of underground techno, a stark reminder of the Sardinian’s talents in production as an electronic music artist.
Dusty Kid’s ‘A Raver’s Diary’ Vinyl Re-Issue is Out Now on Isolade (Kompakt)