Raime featured in Reel Torque’s Diagonal Rave Tapes set

Diagonal Rave Tapes

An hour-long live DJ mix by Raime‘s Joe Andrews features in the new Diagonal Rave Tapes set from Boomkat’s Reel Torque cassette imprint. The pack consists of five tapes featuring five and half hours of live room and desk recordings taken from the Diagonal label showcase in Room 2 of Corsica Studios, London, part of the Leitmotif 002 event held there on May 31, 2014. In addition to Joe’s set (which, in the words of Boomkat, is “a sick hour traversing early bleep ‘n bass, ‘ardcore, garage and grime of the deadliest calibre”), you’ll find turns from Powell, Vereker, Russell Haswell and EVOL.

Diagonal Rave Tapes is released in a one-time edition of 125 copies, with a two-colour risograph inlay by John Powell-Jones, available to buy here.


Unsound 2014


Blackest Ever Black’s association with Krakow’s Unsound festival dates back to 2010, when Raime gave their debut live performance there. This year’s festival, which commenced yesterday (October 12), features two groups affiliated with the label: Killing Sound, who’ll be appearing as part of the Young Echo showcase on Saturday 16 October, and Ksiezyc, who perform at St. Katherine’s Church on Friday 15 October. Additionally, our friends Diagonal host a showcase on the Saturday with Powell, Russell Haswell and more. Also looking forward to seeing Richard Pinhas, DJ Funk, Zs, Deathprod and one or two others. More information here.