Toby Tobias - The RainLABEL: Delusions Of Grandeur
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Toby Tobias joins Delusions again for what will be his sixth(!) 12inch entitled The Rain. The prolific Londoner whose releases have graced such venerable labels as Rekids, ESP Intistute and Lets Play House, is back with a vengeance, delivering two mighty fine originals plus a remix from Nebraska. In true Toby Tobias style, The Rain got made on an MPC, sliced and edited from a single live take through the desk then accidentally deleted so no further mixing, sequencing or editing could be carried out. But what is an A&R mans nightmare, turns out to be the record buying DJs gain, as the improvised, dubby vibe and raw as mixdown give the track an authentic feel and energy which could only come from the madness in Tobys method. Fresh from his brilliant releases on Mister Saturday Night and Razor n Tape, we have our man Nebraska do his thing on the remix of The Rain. Dropping down the BPMs a bit from Tobys more frenetic original, Nebraska adds a healthy dose of moogy lead lines to the lo-slung house groove, perfect for warming up the dancefloor.