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Rich NxT – EG After 019

I used to be a big fan of Rich NxT.

In fact, I used to be an even bigger fan of Enzo Siragusa, Seb Zito and the whole Fuse crew and concept. I liked the understated groove, the occasional misery and darkness in some of their productions, and the sense of home-grown achievements – these were guys that had come from London, created something successful in London and were now really achieving some kind of seemingly unplanned success – of sorts.

There was a peak for me, when tINI was running her shabby-tastic tINI And The Gang parties and radio show in Ibiza, and Fuse was really coming through in London – that was when the productions peaked for my tastes, and when I just couldn’t get enough of their DJ sets – and I even went to their club nights a few times in London.

Alas, their lustre faded over time – things had a more professional feel, the tracks produced by members of the crew mostly just blended into other minimal/tech kind of stuff out there. It happens.

This mix by Rich NxT is the first time in years that one of the Fuse crew has impressed me.

It does do much of what you’d expect. It bundles through plenty of underground house with an understated punch, occasionally slipping into something more melodic and dreamy, notably Dos Equis by Archie Hamilton – another member of the Fuse crew and the one probably making the most interesting music over the last few years, at least to my perspective.

I’d say the latter part of the mix is more interesting, blending more dubby and more dreamy sounds, though never straying away from the underground house beat that you’d expect.

Enjoyment rating of 7.55.

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