Video Premiere: Rude Audio – ‘To The Half Moon’

❉ London’s Rude Audio present ‘To The Half Moon’ single off coming ‘Rude Redux’ EP.

Rude Audio is a South London-based collective with a history of putting on fantastic underground parties, releasing the occasional dubby Balearic opus, engineering for the disparate likes of Paul Weller, Lemon Jelly and Royal Blood and generally mooching about anywhere that doesn’t have bouncers or operate a dress code. 

Always at the forefront of the London electronic scene, Rude Audio are actually the second to publicly present the new single To The Half Moon. Andrew Weatherall recently premiered this track on his wildly popular radio show, foreshadowing their new Rude Redux EP.

Set for release on October 8 through Zirkus Records, this EP features five tracks where the band refines their trademark sound, fusing their love of woozy dub with throbbing electronics. Here, house music, flecked with Arab and Indian vibes, also shamelessly cavorts with dub.

Rude Audio is a South London-based collective with a history of putting on fantastic underground parties, releasing the occasional dubby Balearic opus, engineering for the disparate likes of Paul Weller, Lemon Jelly and Royal Blood and generally mooching about anywhere that doesn’t have bouncers or operate a dress code.

Rude Audio – photo by Philip Ratcliff.

The band also present the remix of this track by Rich Lane, one of the best underground remixers and producers in the UK electronic music. His tunes are spun by all the key players in the new Balaeric scene – Andrew Weatherall, Sean Johnson, Daniel Avery and Logan Fisher. His sound has spread across dancefloors such as A Love From Outer Space with some of his recent remixes already considered classics.

“Rich Lane’s remix of ‘Steady State’ is our favourite remix of the last 5 years, and his remix of our own ‘To The Half Moon’ is right up there alongside it, in our humble opinion.” –  Mark Ratcliff.

Several weeks ago, Rude Audio presented the EP’s lead track To The Sun, complete with a new virtual reality-inspired video, directed by Ali Ingle. Don Letts at BBC has called Rude Audio’s music “extremely good for you”, with numerous others citing their music in the same sphere as Duncan Gray, Adrian Sherwood, Andrew Weatherall, On-U-Sound, Hot Chip, Jagwar Ma, The Orb and Future Sound of London.

The core of the collective are Mark Ratcliff (whose releases have been played by the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Laurent Garnier, Kris Needs, Don Letts, Graeme Park and Rob de Bank, as well as BBC Radio 6’s Nemone and Gideon Coe), Owain Lloyd (mixing engineer for everyone from Oakenfold and Weller to Niall Horan) and Dave [The Rave] Brennan (ex The End recordings and key player at tech house dons’ label, Bombis).

“Whenever we are producing and getting excited by our output, we always insist that things sound as good as early Future Sound Of London singles and remixes. More broadly, we continue to be inspired by the more open and eclectic dancefloors of the early 90s and their spiritual counterparts today. Long may the Balearic spirit continue to resonate.” – Mark Ratcliff.

The EP represents a progression from Rude Audio’s latest Rudest EP. More hooks, more chug, and more Middle Eastern and Indian influences, while retaining an underlying commitment to the dubby end of the spectrum. Inspired by the more open-minded dancefloors proliferating in south and east London, where world music might brush up against techno, dub and indie dance, the Rude Redux EP operates between 108 and 120 BPM – fast enough to dance to, slow enough to let the music breathe.

Inspired by the new, eclectic, lower BPM spirit found on more discerning south and east London dancefloors in recent years, the Rude Redux EP has allowed Rude Audio to bury into its abiding love of dub, leftfield house and middle eastern sounds and weld everything to a chunky four-to-the-floor anchor.

The Rude Audio sound takes dub and house as its starting point and heads out into analogue electronic waters, where the chuggy, Balearic spirit of early ’90s progressive house meets its more modern, low slung counterpart – think A Love From Outer Space, indie dance and nu disco.


❉ ‘Rude Reux’ releases October 8, 2018 through Zirkus Records. Pre-order via Bandcamp. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

❉  Rude Audio continue their residency at Flaxonptootch in Kentish Town, London, the first Thursday of every month, where art shows mutate into parties later in the evening. He is joined by an extra special guest in late September.

❉  Following the October 8 release date, Rude Audio will host a launch party for the EP in mid-October supported by some special guests, more detail to follow.

❉ Keep up with Rude Audio:
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | YouTube | Instagram | Spotify | iTunes

❉ News source: Shameless Promotion PR.

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