“Tuff Enuff?” sounds just the way an affirmative answer to the titular question should: lean and muscular, with sinewy bass flexing its way straight through. It’s a song full of robust underpinnings and carefully placed counterbalances: synths that lustrously shimmer and slowly dissipate, keys that sparkle faintly at the quietest moments. The first single on From the Cradle to the Rave, the debut album from Shit Robot – aka Marcus Lambkin, aka “The Godfather of DFA” – is a perfectly executed composition in “homage to Chicago house, Kraftwerk and gay electronic disco.”
The B-Side features a Wild Geese remix of “I Found Love,” another stellar track from Lambkin’s debut. In the capable hands of DJs Dan Foat and Frank Tope, the laidback original.
Published: 10th September 2010