Red Rack'em at Potato Head Hong Kong
The Bergerac label boss brings his expansive sound to the music room on Friday 26th July.
Danny Berman, probably better known as Red Rack’em, is around 20 years deep in the business of making bodies move on the dance-floor. Surprisingly starting out his pursuit as an aspiring junglist, the Bristolian has carved out a much-deserved reputation - across the spectrum of house, disco, techno and broken rhythms - as someone who knows what the dancers want.
As a dj - performing in clubs internationally, as well as on his highly regarded ‘Smugglers Inn’ radio show - his sets encompass far-reaching sounds from all corners of underground music’s wild rainbow. He’s played Boiler Room, Fabric, and Dommune, to name a few, and continues to keep up a busy touring schedule.
His productions have consistently turned heads and exploded from speakers. Early Supporters of his work include UK Radio One’s Gilles Peterson and Zane Lowe, who back in 2009 played the shit out of his unreleased remix of the Larry Levan classic ‘Stand On The Word’ by the Joubert Singers. Since then he hasn’t looked back, releasing belter after belter. From ‘How I Programme’ to the ridiculously effective (and aptly titled) ‘Wonky Bassline Disco Banger’, it’s pretty clear that Danny knows what works in the clubs. His recent ‘Deep In Love’ record has been getting plenty of spins from us - the soulful vocal shrouded by dissonant pads gives a sinister feel, before building into a typically uplifting, hands-in-the-air stomper.
Aside from all that, Danny also runs 3 excellent record labels. Bergerac focuses on the strictly dance-floor tackle, Smugglers Inn highlights fresh talent unearthed on his radio show, while Nettles is the mischievous home for his secret disco weapons.
It’s hard to think of anywhere in the region that’s a more appropriate platform to hear his carefully curated sound than Potato Head’s very own audiophile paradise - the music room. Immaculate sound and acoustic treatment, this is the place for serious heads living in or passing through town. Support on the night from Saulty, we seriously suggest making it down for this to hear what Mr Rack’em brings to the sonic table.
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