The My Rules imprint was set-up by prolific re-editor Justin Van Der Volgen as an outlet for his wares, whilst retaining an element of mystery. While the New York producer is indeed at the controls, he prefers to let the music do the talking. "Closer" has the feel of a pumped-up San Francisco or New York electronic disco stomper, with sharp strings and woozy backing vocals riding a thumping, Italo-influenced groove. The Italo-disco influence is even stronger on flipside "Dig Dag", whose relentless arpeggio lines and woozy synthesizers also recall EBM-era industrial funk. It's certainly a shirts-off smasher.
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