Palimpsest

by Hiatt dB

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Ltd 12" vinyl housed in classic RS House Sleeve
    Reverse Card Board Print.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Palimpsest via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    It may be midwinter here in London, but "IT'S SUMMERTIME SOMEWHERE!"

    To celebrate that fact, and to bring a bit of sunshine to your winter solstice, we enlisted close friend of the label and one half of "Research Club", Ray Ferndandez to brighten up our wardrobes.

    Direct from the Sunshine State - we proudly present our SUNRISE TEE - shipping now up to XXL WITH custom RS label

    Mali and Bradley Wear L

    Details:
    Long Sleeve Gildan® Ultra Cotton™
    Preshrunk jersey knit
    Seamless double-needle 2.2 cm collar
    Taped neck and shoulders
    Rib cuffs
    Double-needle bottom hem
    Quarter-turned to eliminate centre crease

    Classic Fit
    100% Cotton - 203 g/m²
    ... more
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    edition of 100 
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  • Tote Bag

    We present to you The Rolls Royce of Totes...
    AS Colour Stock, with reinforced handles (perfect for carrying records!)
    100% cotton canvas
    320g
    37cm x 46cm
    Double-sided logo print
    Printed In Tottenham
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  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    After the success of our 'Polychromatic' Summer Caps we thought we'd continue to make use of our Technics-inspired design and convert it to an extra fresh tee for all occasions.

    Represent with 'Rhythm Section' delicately embroidered in thirteen colours across the spectrum on super high quality dark navy cotton.

    A big step up from your regular screen printed band tee!

    100% soft cotton.
    Multicolour embroidery on Dark Navy AS Colour tee.

    Bradley wears L
    Mali chooses XL
    Simon TK is in a M,
    Amelia opts for an L
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  • Custom cork and rubber composite audiophile slipmats.
    Designed by Ezra-Lloyd Jackson - ezralloydjackson.com

    With this product we wanted to dip our toes into the audiophile world. This product represents one of the cheapest ways to get the most out of your turntables, without taking out a bank loan.
    In the future, we hope to offer more audiophile gear to help you on your quest for the perfect sound.
    In the mean time we hope you enjoy the sound and look of these limited edition mats.
    ** Shipping is same for single or pair

    This mat is a unique combination of antistatic cork and rubber granules. The result is the perfect marriage between the vinyl record and turntable platter.

    – Cork and rubber mat will provide across the board sonic improvement.
    - Provide damping and improve traction, preventing record slippage for improved playback
    - Can eliminate hum, platter rumble and ringing, by absorbing resonances and vibrations.
    - Eliminate or reduce static electricity that causes crackling noises and premature stylus and vinyl wear
    - Cleaner and sharper imaging, improves dynamic range and a tighter bass response.

    suitable for all turntables. Good for mixing and Hi-Fi listening ( probably not recommended for turntablists)

    Diameter: 29.5 cm
    Thickness: 3,0mm
    Weight: 155g

    All cork mats are made from natural products. The manufacturers of our mats are sustainably certified by Portuguese forest management and in accordance with environmental standards - NP EN ISO 14001

    Read review of the product over at RANSOM NOTE: www.theransomnote.com/tech/reviews/review-cork-rubber-turntable-mats/

    * product expected before end of week commencing 8th June
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1.
Sun Spell 07:23
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Palimpsest 06:54
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about

From the backwaters of New Orleans, Hiatt dB bursts forth with ‘Palimpsest’, a remarkable debut on Rhythm Section International, marking the label’s first recruit from the US of A. Having grown up in San Antonio feeling the absence of ‘club culture’, instead finding dive bars and live music venues in its place, Hiatt sourced creative inspiration elsewhere and evolved a love for the region that was born out of its vivid history. “I’m proud and grateful to be making music in the American Gulf South - a part of the world that has brought so many people, ideas, and sounds together by way of both tragedy and triumph alike.” After a move to New Orleans in 2015 with the intention to widen the scope of his musical output, newly exposed influences from the Mediterranean to West Africa, Brazil through to the Caribbean motivated him to begin making dance music and performing as a percussionist and DJ. The Mystery Zone club nights commenced not long after, followed by the label and a mission statement of facilitating his community and exporting their work to the global discourse. As such, Hiatt has been instrumental in nurturing his burgeoning local scene. He enthuses, “there is a sound developing here among artists making dance music with these unique and varied influences, and I’m excited to share our take on club culture.”

The lead track ‘Sun Spell’ explodes in glorious technicolour: an orgy of uplifting piano stabs, hyper-speed second line rhythms and spiralling bass. This frenetic, joyful opener - road tested and verified extensively by Bradley - has ‘PEAK TIME’ written all over it. New Orleans is a drum city and true to his home Hiatt doesn’t let up on the rhythmic assault with second track ‘Palimpsest’. An intricate snare rudiment leads us to a demented bassline which sears a hole through the percussion as it builds to a dizzying crescendo, only to release the pressure teasingly, time and time again. Hiatt dB is an artist who wears his city’s influence proudly, and as we flip the record over we see these local ingredients incorporated once again but this time resulting in a distinctly more ethereal energy. The sizzling stylings of ‘6 O’clock Rock’ have ‘Big Easy’ written all over them, perfectly complimented by a cameo from the mellow canary himself, just to make sure the vibes is right… To round off this exceptionally strong debut EP, the closing track takes a turn towards the deeper side of the New Orleans sound. Effortless, hypnotic and masterfully understated, sit back and bask in the euphoric, sparkling breaks of ‘Everyday Break’. It’s the warm afterglow you need as the journey of the record comes to it’s triumphant conclusion.

As well as running his own Mystery Zone imprint and parties, Hiatt also spent the best part of a year designing and building his own travelling Hi-Fi Soundsystem. Galvanized by an admiration for the soundclash culture of Jamaica and a dream to recreate the bespoke big stack setups of Notting Hill Carnival’s dub systems, he was spurred on by a distinct lack of this specialist engineering in Texas and Louisiana. A visit to Public Records in NYC sealed the deal and Hiatt set about piecing his project together from Craigslist ads and pick ups in different corners of the country. “The tops were from an older guy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana who had bought them new in ‘85. I replaced the tweeters and balancing networks and cleaned them up a bit. The subs were from an old movie theater in Georgia that was liquidating - I got them cheap but they were a wreck. I replaced the woofer and wiring, then sanded and stained the cabinets.” The MZSS debuted at New Orleans’ 2019 Mardi Gras, measuring up to an 8-piece samba band and 14-piece afrobeat orchestra that performed alongside the records being spun. We couldn’t be happier to have Hiatt dB joining the RS family.

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released July 2, 2020

Written and produced by Hiatt Davis Becker

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