With their impending LP Home set to drop on April 29th, Rudimental just released a lengthy preview of what fans can expect from the album in the form of a 7-track EP called Waiting All Night. Out on Warner Music UK, the EP features two tunes from Home, and several remixes not found on their forthcoming debut LP. Remixers on the EP include Andy C, Skream, Todd Edwards, Kidnap Kid, Clean Bandit, and Lee Foss, and the tunes are spread across several tempos. While Kidnap Kid, Clean Bandit, and Lee Foss have all made edits of the EP title-track, Andy C and Skream’s remixes are of unreleased original tracks from the Home album.
The tempered jazz and blues motifs found in Rudimental’s previous tunes Not Giving In and Feel the Love are ever-present in Waiting All Night. The original mix of Waiting All Night is a feel-good D&B tune built around a filter-choked Reese bassline and the sultry vocals of Ella Eyre. Coupled with the jazzy brass arrangement and chorus elements, this tune is sure to please fans of Rudimental’s previous chart-toppers. Another smashing tune on the EP is Andy C’s remix of the forthcoming Home tune Right Here. Andy gets deep on his D&B remix, keeping the bulk of the track firmly planted in the sub-frequencies while transplanting Foxes’ enchanting vocals directly from the original mix. For a bubbling house groove, look no further than Todd Edwards’ edit of Waiting All Night. Todd works his typical magic on his remix, chopping the vocals into an inescapable rhythm, and adding patterns upon patterns of funky organs and synths.
Rudimental also released a video (below) to coincide with the Waiting All Night EP featuring ex-BMX rider Kurt Yaeger. The bike rider from San Francisco lost his leg in a tragic motorcycle accident in 2006, but miraculously returned to ride vert ramps only a short time later. Interestingly, many of the people in the video are Kurt’s real friends and professional BMX riders. To check out the rest of the EP and purchase a copy from Beatport, click here.