Glasgow based Craigie Knowes is a record label that’s quickly gaining traction with some quality releases, while also trying to give back. Only a year young, they debuted last November with their first annual fundraiser for War Child, where all profits from record sales went directly to the charity. Fast forward a year and here they are again with their fourth release: The Second Annual Fundraiser – War Child.
This second of its kind double vinyl compilation will include music from Tyrone Douglas, Chaos In The CBD, Shanti Celeste, The Burrell Connection, Legowelt, R-A-G, Andy Hart, Neville Watson and Yohinori Hayashi. As always, we’re delighted to be able to bring you another premiere and this time it’s R-A-G’s tune Augustus.
R-A-G (soundcloud) is the pseudonym for a trio of producers who are better known as Aroy Dee, G String and MA Spaventi. Usually found on Aroy Dee’s M>O>S Recordings, these producers are best known for their raw, analog, house leaning sounds. Augustus is no different, instantly grabbing your attention with an in-your-face, gritty bassline which also doubles as the lead. Haunting strings creep in creating a darker, moodier atmosphere while tastefully distorted drums amp up as the track progresses. Spacey noises whirl around throughout, lending a cosmic ambience to the whole affair.