The Emperor Machine returns to Skint with ’Stiff Poly’, the fifth single taken from March's ‘Music Not Safari’ LP. The track sees The Emperor Machine aka Andrew Meecham continue a career defined by synth heavy forays into funked out, discoid psychedelia infused with electro sensibilities and proto-house aesthetics.
Here, in ‘Extended’ form, ’Stiff Poly’ is a bright, ever-evolving slice of modern disco, doused with an array of synths and musicianship which, along with his dancefloor nous, makes for a potential bit of throwdown funk.
As with previous singles, accompanying the extended version is a ‘Version 54’ and a ‘Warehouse Jam’, the former channeling heavy Moroder energy with an arpeggiated bassline and loose but propellant groove while the latter twists the track into a breakbeat driven rave cut referencing Meecham’s earliest musical endeavours.
From membership of rave outfit Bizarre Inc via electro- disco as one half of Chicken Lips through to his now long standing work as The Emperor Machine, Meecham is and established dance music producer and, since his partnering with Skint in 2019, continues to build his legacy.
Emperor Machine’s ’Stiff Poly’ is release on Skint on 29 May.