This EP gives you a track for all occasions. ‘I Love Richie’ is an unrelenting techno effort that is full of abrasive percussion and raved-up energy. ‘Cowboys’ is the exact opposite. With grooving synths and spacey twinkles, it’s deep-tech-house gold, reminiscent of Jeff Bennett. ‘Mantrakoma’ is more jacking. Cut up reversed vocals weave through robot bleeps and mean basslines, sounding for all the world like that dwarf from Twin Peaks getting run over by a thresher. But in a good way. Lastly there is ‘The Riot’, which is getting the most attention, but in my opinion it’s the weakest cut here. It’s a nine minute acid thumper that just doesn’t ever yield, but it’s one of those tracks that can be mildly annoying depending on your mood.
I’m actually disappointed that I didn’t discover Dusty Kid until only recently. This EP kicks ass.