The Record Stache


Just recently, British outfit Rude Audio released their four-track Rudest EP. There are some pretty fantastic tracks on there that blend some rather trippy dub and Balaeric charm with pulsating electronica. My personal fave tracks from the album are undoubtedly Knockemdub, Crystal Pylon and Half Moon Lane Glitter.

Today we present you the premiere for the Mr. Hare Remix of the latter of these three tracks. It would be hard to go wrong with a remix of this particular song, with a remixer needing to be particularly careful of just not botching the wonderful original elements of Half Moon Glitter. Mr. Hare presents a worthy re-interpretation of this track, which is capable of sending you into a bit of a trance, in part because of its length. I do really enjoy this version too though. We present you both for your listening pleasure, along with two other videos in support of this EP because this is all just so good!

Rude Audio is a DJ and production collective with members as young as 19 right up to 53. Their press information says they have “origins rooted in the gutters of south London and north east England. Historically, they have put on brilliant underground parties, created critically acclaimed electronic music, engineered for top artists and generally popped up at events with an open-minded underground ethos.” All very good selling points – I want to know these guys. 

Rude Audio includes Mark Ratcliff (arrangement, production and keyboards), Amanda Greatorex (vocals and lyrics), Eucalypta LV (guest vocals), Lamis Harper (piano and keys), Tony Shea (guitar and ostrich guitar), and Owain Lloyd (mixing desk and lyrics).

As for Mr. Hare, he’s barely old enough to be called a Mister but obviously thinking well ahead of most of his peers in terms of music production. Adam Hare is just 17 years old, but has been remixing Rude Audio Tracks since he was 15. Knockemdead was his first remix collaboration exploring a trippy dubby vibe, and now with Half Moon Lane Glitter upping the tempo and adding a funky bassline. Adam DJ’d a regular 3-hour solo set at age 14 at The Rollerdisco (Renaiassance Rooms) in Vauxhall pumping out dubstep, drum n bass and hip hop as the alternative to the main commercial DJ room. Club nights and raves followed, including Industry London, NW10, Scumtek and squat raves playing Drum n Bass into the early hours.

Currently Rude Audio are hosts and residents at Kentish Town’s Flaxon Ptootch, an underground music and gallery space where they DJ and play alongside special guests to soundtrack monthly free and trending gigs and parties. They’ve achieved cult status among those in the know regarding the local electronica scene. Former guests include The Chemical Brothers, Patrick Forge, Andrew Weatherall, and Jakwob.

I look forward to hearing what music will be coming next for both Rude Audio and Mr. Hare, who clearly has a good thing going with his sonic recreations.

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