Search Results for:


Ghost Assembly

I Miss Your Love

Veteran DJ and co-founder of Manchester Digital Music Archive (and previous Piccadilly Records staffer!), Abigail Ward, launches her new Ghost Assembly identity with 'I Miss Your Love', a raw and emotional homage to late 80's Chicago house.

A locked-on Fingers-esque melody bassline, pounding pianos, Italian organs and widescreen minor-key Solina strings will yank even the shyest onto the dancefloor early doors, but it's the mysterious, yearning, female 80s soul acapella that elevates the track to future classic status and has already seen the scene's most clued-up scratching their bonces for an ID.

'I Miss Your Love' was expertly mixed by PBR Streetgang's Bonar Bradberry through his Bozak mixer (the same model it is believed Larry Levan favoured), which imparts its own special magic, ramping up the hiss and Garagey authenticity.

It's no wonder that when Abigail sent the track to Ruf Dug, Manchester's much-loved tropical cyberpunk, he leapt at the chance to unleash it via his revered Ruf Kutz imprint, and a promising creative partnership began.

Abigail says of her debut:
"I love house music that creates a sense of euphoric melancholy on the dancefloor. This is my attempt to evoke a certain kind of queer longing: going to a club, holding your secrets, knowing that you will leave alone. So you turn to the music for transcendence and companionship. Ultimately it's just you and the music. It's all you need.. Growing up in the 80's, the first record I ever bought was a Shep Pettibone remix. I wanted to nod to his slamming style of drum programming. And I knew my first ever track would have to feature orchestra hit!"

'I Miss Your Love' is a paean to the broken-hearted and will possess the hearts and minds of those who see the dancefloor as a place of healing and solidarity.
Fire up the dry ice, phone your connection and get ready to fall in love...


Matt says: A musical triumph as DJ and curator Abigail Ward launches her new production alias - Ghost Assembly. Rightfully snaffled by Ruf Dug's label and recently debuting on Radio 6 - this one's set for big things people!


A1. Ghost Assembly - I Miss Your Love (Original)
A2. Ghost Assembly - I Miss Your Love (Radio Edit)
B. Ghost Assembly - I Miss Your Love (Club Mix)

After opening the dimension door via a hypnagogic contribution to recent Ruf Kutz comp ‘Expansion Pack 2: Textures’ and offering a sonic submersion into his ‘Deep Waters Mixtape’, Inner Glow takes the controls for RK18, treating the DJs and dancers to a high grade house triptych.

For the uninitiated, the man behind the music is a lifelong friend from Ruf Dug's Sydney sojourn, when the two would host mushroom squat parties with the rest of the Bodega Clan, and who helped mastermind the seminal Paradise Lost warehouse parties. Virtuously patient, the Australian spent the years since perfecting his craft, maxing out the XP and emerging as his evolved form, Inner Glow.

On the A-side, Inner Glow comes through with the two clubbiest cuts from the ‘Deep Waters’ cassette, unmixed, mastered loud and exclusive to vinyl. Already a firm favourite with Bradley Zero ‘Party People’ pulses on the A1, its one note bassline and taut pads keeping tension at a maximum. At the top of the frequency band sparse stabs and nuanced percussion dance in tandem, while the deft use of E-Smoove and First Choice acappellas provide an underground intertext Sprinkles would be proud of.

‘Call Me’ coaxes us into the shadow realm with the lure of Lynchian dialogue, slowly taking shape as a dub techno phantom. It’s a heads down affair as urgent subs push against the mist of static, until a rising, wriggling keyboard riff unwinds waists with a hint of UKG exuberance.

Inner Glow brings the beatific on the B-side’s ‘Love Has No Age’, combining rippling keys and MK vocal chops over waves of hiss and haze. The percussion combines classic house swing with the tinny hats of electro, keeping perfect time as the soulful vocals swell into the sublime.
Over the last twelve months Ruffy’s rocked the spot from Pikes to Houghton with these heaters, and now he’s sharing them with you.


Matt says: Local legend Ruf Dug fires up the Ruf Kutz mill once again for an exquisite, royal outing by long term friend and Sydney underground star, Inner Glow.


A1. Party People
A2. Call Me
B1. Love Has No Age

Latest Pre-Sales


E-newsletter —
Sign up
Back to top