Healthcare

by Fit of Body

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    Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Fit of Body (aka Ryan Parks) is part of a new generation of ATL producers; underground artists who draw on the space and grit of Southern hip hop and team it with curveball electronica discovered on late night, weed-fuelled web trawls. Having honed his sound on a string of feted self-released cassettes released on his own Harsh Riddims label, the 'Healthcare' EP finds Fit of Body delivering his most accomplished work to date.

    Housed in a hand painted cover from Fit of Body himself, all copies of the EP sold through Ransom Note Records Bandcamp will also come with a limited edition print of further Fit of Body artwork.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Healthcare via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Fit of Body (aka Ryan Parks) is part of a new generation of ATL producers; underground artists who draw on the space and grit of Southern hip hop and team it with curveball electronica discovered on late night, weed-fuelled web trawls.

Having honed his sound on a string of feted self-released cassettes released on his own Harsh Riddims label - which has also put out everything from bizarro hip hop to gleaming synth pop - and dropped a hyped 12” released on the CGI imprint, the 'Healthcare' EP finds Fit of Body delivering his most accomplished work to date. Five woozy original tracks jammed out on second hand drum machines, bass guitar, cheap mics and creaking synths, this is techno as it was first imagined; raw machine soul made for strange times and unknown futures.

Finding a commonality between Arthur Russell’s vocal delivery, Jermaine Dupri’s club shaking bass, and the militant drum attacks of Underground Resistance, the EP ghosts past rigid categories, instead taking a journey through heat and haze. On the A side, Parks switches between the languid analogue house of '56k', the melancholic Drexciyan electro of 'Ridin 2 That Trap or Die', and the lo-fi post punk grooves of '770-997-2341'. On the flip he offers the late night 808 soul of 'Antonio Girl', followed by the uptempo techno ballad 'All This Time (Since)', a song sad and euphoric in equal measure. On 12”, the EP is closed with a remix from fellow ATL producer Divine Interface who stretches '56k' into a glistening shard of time-stretched trip hop.

In a world of plug-in producers churning out preset house, Fit of Body is a welcome reminder of the wild invention and weird power that can be found in the uneasy conversations between man and machine. 'Healthcare' is a passport to his world.

Housed in a hand painted cover from Fit of Body himself, all copies of the EP sold through Ransom Note Records Bandcamp will also come with a limited edition print of further Fit of Body artwork. The digital release also sees European remixes of '56k' with Heretic dropping an acid fuelled rave monster, and Helter-Skelter channelling the spirit of New Order to create an epic of synth disco sadness.

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released March 31, 2017

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