Posts Tagged ‘acid’

April 20, 2018
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The fact that legendary electrogaze and industrial electronica crew The Glitch Mob tapped Elohim for their latest track I Could Be Anything is nothing short of an affirmation of the Los Angeles electro-pop artist and producer’s talent. And together, they did wonders on the spectacular song, a conjoining of the classically exalted with the voice of the future. And now, I Could Be Anything has received an official remix treatment from another “voice” of the future, or much venerated and beloved producer REZZ. She’s given I Could Be Anything an acidic warbling dubstep edit. The ravey remix is invigorating and rousing, visceral and electrifying. REZZ takes us on a dark journey into the nebulae of our minds. To add to the intensity of this odyssey, watch the mesmerizing music video for REZZ’s remix below. Download/stream the track, here.

September 27, 2017
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It was a serendipitous chance encounter the other day that brought my ever searching ears to Elephunk, a producer out of Los Angeles who is a wicked sonic alchemist when it comes to his techno and house thrillers. Desperate Times is his latest original, a guttural banger with bottomless beats and a dark ominous bass line. This is the sort of electronica that takes me back to my younger days, when I used to hit up warehouse raves. As its name suggests, there’s a disconsolate tautness to Desperate Times and its metallic thrumming, acidic whirring soundscape, but the feeling is strangely exhilarating, as if fueled by infernal ecstasy. You can download Desperate Times, here. Continue your mind buzz with another track from Elephunk named Don’t Go Back below, which features soulful vocals and a more meditative tribal vibe.

August 31, 2017
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Mystery and intrigue abounds as a new producer from Melbourne captures both our imagination and our nostalgia ridden hearts with his music. Appropriately named Kloake, this cloaked instigator of feels and thrills makes electronic music rooted in the analog days of the 80′s and 90′s. Synthcore, techno, electro house, and modern day electronica are interwoven together dexterously and smoothly. Though Kloake’s latest original, Bridges, featuring Nez Erok, leans hard into future bass territory, you can still detect a copious amount of throwback elements in the sleek oscillating, beautifully exquisite anthem. For more of a retrowave adventure, stream Kloake’s Honour below, which was the producer’s debut release earlier this month. It broods darkly and pulses magnificently, an adrenaline pumping electro-techno extravaganza that evokes Boys Noise, Gesaffelstein, and classic French house (ie. Daft Punk, Justice) all at once. Another can’t miss track from Kloake is his remix a year ago of Dj Falcon & Thomas Bangalter’s Together, plump with electro house and acid techno vibes. Whoever Kloake is, we’re big new fans, and we’re hoping he drops more tracks soon.

March 22, 2017

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Little needs to be said when something as epic as a Soulwax remix of Jagwar Ma is gifted to us by some divine act of the music gods, but let’s revel in the magnificence of this phenomenal track anyway. The electro rock and acid house legends have given Jagwar Ma’s psychedelic thrumming Slipping a hypnotic trip of an edit for the Australian band’s new Every Now & Zen EP. Prepare for a brain liquefying experience as the remix pulses, jabs, and throbs with just the right amount of shiver inducing stringency and wired tightness. Jagwar Ma’s Every Now & Zen EP is available, here. A limited edition 12″ vinyl can be pre-ordered, here. Stream the remix via Soundcloud below.

February 17, 2017
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Earlier this week, Brisbane duo ODD MOB really “mobbed” things up with a wicked new EP named DIFFUSION. The four track release is a scintillating “diffusion” indeed, a brain melting, heart pounding, skin tingling array of genre melding bass house expertise. Opening track Lithium is an acid tinged, drum & bass laced, trance inflected effusion of tangy synths and rolling bass. The psychological state I find myself in is befitting of the track’s name. Lithium is almost numbing in its hypnosis, yet I feel every little jab and prick so palpably as I surrender myself to this sonic drug. You can stream ODD MOB’s stellar DIFFUSION EP in full on Soundcloud or download for free, here.

January 11, 2017
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We all move as one as LOYAL makes their long awaited return after impressing tastemakers all around with their first songs nearly a year ago. The UK quartet presents us with sultry smoldering electronica on Moving As One. This is a tense gripping song as slinky coiling as it is percussive clattering. Moving As One is fiery and moody, raw yet sleek. Its brassy opulence evokes Jungle but endowed with the soulful dance vibrancy of Fatboy Slim and some of Caribou’s three dimensional space. The explosive single will be out this Friday, January 13th, via IAMSOUND. 

December 15, 2016

Tim Sullivan’s chosen nom du plume name may be This Soft Machine (TSM), but there’s nothing soft about his new single Absence Of Rhythm. There’s also no lack of infectious cadence on the Munich based Australian producer’s explosion of spacey psychedelic, acidic searing indie dance. Absence Of Rhythm features buttery smooth crooning by The Land Below’s Erik Lindestad alongside its pulsating waves of euphoria. A touch of Madchester mixes with tons of DFA vibes on this whirling extravaganza.; The new official video for Absence Of Rhythm sports some colorful visuals to go along with the chromatic track. You can purchase the single from all major services, here.

October 29, 2016
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LA based producer Dr. Fresch professes his love for Destructo’s Eminem sampling smash hit Techno by giving the deep electro banger a fresh and wild remix. And by wild, I mean rowdy insane. Labeled “future ghetto”, this edit will bounce you sky high with its steely acidic future house and nasty wicked g-house. He explains of the track: "I’ve been in love with Destructo’s ‘Techno’ since the first time I heard it – I think midtempo electro and deeper indie dance are taking off, and I wanted to give the original my own rework. I liked how Destructo grabbed the sample from Eminem’s ‘Without Me’, and decided to use more of that sample to build the song around. I kept the tempo at 112BPM, but decided to get more complex and weird with my bass arrangement – I hope my Fresch Fam love this remix as much as I do!“ If you’ve been a lazy couch potato so far this weekend, Dr. Fresch will have you up and energized in no time, ready for a hyperactive Saturday. Download the remix for free, here.

October 20, 2016
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Whenever a new NVDES tune crops up, I prepare myself for a chromatic jolting, whimsically titillating joyride. The Los Angeles based sonic visionary never fails to entertain and enrapture with his gritty dance punk and experimental funk pop. 8am, a new taste from NVDES’ debut EP, Life With Lobsters, is imbued with far more frenetic energy than I normally harbor at such a time of day. The wild and bombastic song spins and chirps, skids and punches, an untamed conflagration whose constitution consists of a medley of genres, including but not limited to R&B, pop, acid house, and hip hop. It’s like a turbulent mixture of Death From Above 1979, LCD Soundsystem, and Azealia Banks, as odd as that combination might sound. 8am darts about rambunctiously, inflated on helium and coursing with adrenaline. NVDES’ debut EP will be out November 18th on B3SCI. Pre-order. here.

October 4, 2016
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[PREMIERE] DEMUR – Stairs

Innovative Los Angeles based producer DEMUR has unleashed a fresh new track named Stairs, and with it, he again demonstrates why he’s chosen a production moniker whose definition as a verb is “to voice opposition”. As with the visionary’s previous tracks, DEMUR breaks new ground and makes a grand statement with Stairs. This staggering “stairway” to sonic nirvana is restless intense and suspenseful gripping. It pushes boundaries and breaths new life into the dance music scene, one which continues to be entangled in but a handful of popular trends. DEMUR bucks those trends when he gives us brilliant tracks like Stairs. Playing safe is not his game. Following the masses is not his credo.

From a skittering mesmeric start, DEMUR tosses us into an unexpected thriller of a drop. We topple over these “Stairs” and down that precipitous fall, surprised by the tumble, one as hair raising and breathtaking as a steep roller coaster dive. This riotous thrilling, unpredictably jostling voyage keeps me captivated and intoxicated in a way most recent electronic tracks cannot. DEMUR’s non-formulaic approach, his composition and delivery, build upon a myriad of genres, transmitting elements from drum & bass, acid house, breakbeat, and even hardcore rock, considering the track’s thunderous pounding, stalwart pummeling percussion. While ground breaking, there’s also a familiar vintage demeanor to Stairs. DEMUR evokes early Basement Jaxx and The Prodigy on Stairs, but modernized and etched out in his own unique style. Stairs is a free download, here. I highly recommend you dive into DEMUR’s catalogue on Soundcloud for more imaginative tracks. For more information about Demur, or “PROPAGANDA” as he calls it, head over to Facebook.