Robin Ball’s Memory Box party has been paying respect to the pioneers of electronic music for the last six years, with events in London and Brighton having played host to such undeniable trailblazers as A Guy Called Gerald, Derrick Carter, Leftfield and Egyptian Lover.
Founded in 2017, the Memory Box label has been an extension of this featuring Robin’s own excellent productions alongside those of his musical heroes and influences. After an EP from Transparent Sound’s Orson Bramley, this time Ball is joined by acid obsessive Luke Vibert for a three-tracker that delves into the limitless potential of the 303.
Vibert’s ‘X To C’ gets the ball rolling with a vintage-sounding vocal sample across his trademark acid flex, a wonky broken beat groove adding a modern twist. On the flip Ball follows suit, the melodious ‘Gripper’, which samples Affinity’s 1983 boogie classic ‘Don't Go Away’ switching between four four and breaks. ‘The Edge’, meanwhile, is an acid bumping chugger to keep the spirit of 88 alive.
A1 Luke Vibert - X To C
B1 Robin Ball - Gripper
B2 Robin Ball - The Edge
12" vinyl single, released July 15 2019.