November 27, 2017
The wait is over.... RRKS returns with Volume 2 of 'New Beginnings' 11 incredible tracks of total Hard Techno Anarchy are delivered in true RRKS style. Expect plenty of 808 and 909, blistering synth lines, and all the usual goodness RRKS delivers in abundance. Please chart if you are supporting this release, it really does help. From Chicago's NW Side, Rick Allen...aka...RRKS was raised on old school Chicago house music. At an early age his weekend's were spent in juice bar's and house parties listening to the likes of Depeche Mode, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb and all things House. Ultimately, the classic mix shows on WBMX & WGCI made electronic music a permanent fixture in his life. For many years Chicago's infamous Gramaphone records was his second home and allowed him to build friendships with some of the world's best DJ's & Producers. As his vinyl collection continued to grow, a pair of Technics 1210's and a second hand Numark DM-1750 mixer were inevitable. What was originally a hobby became an obsession, in 1992 he acquired his first drum machine, the Kawai R-100 - the rest is history. As a recluse with more than two decades of basement tracks, mixtapes and production evolution - the Internet made it possible to share his musical vision with the world. 2010 marked a turning point in Rick's production career as he was chosen as a winner in DJ Paul Edge's Super Fantastic Easy Sex remix competition. 2011 solidified Rick as a formidable up and coming artist being chosen by Richie Hawtin as the runner-up winner in the Burn Studios Plastikman Ask Yourself remix competition. His remix was released in the Plastikman Arkives on Minus Records. Since 2012 Dave Clarke, 'The Baron of Techno', has featured a number of Rick's tracks on his acclaimed show Whitenoise Radio, a track in his BBC Radio Mix and multiple plays at various festivals throughout the world. With an ongoing commitment to music from the heart and soul, expect big things from this rising talent.