T&P – Hail Falls
Tenth release on the ever-reliable Feel My Bicep imprint (remember that superb dub of 808 State from a few months back!) sees T&P – AKA Tim Sweeney & Lauer – in fine melodic acid form. Multi-layered 303 lines and big high strings give this a real late-90’s epic house feel, proper “play at sunrise” material. Two remixes feature – Dark Sky heads in soundtrack destination with a late-night city drive take, while Hammer keeps the acid going with a little more punch. Decent stuff.
Brassica – Blue Function
Unexpected off-kilter acid here from Brassica on Vivod Records. Opening track ‘Coco Diaz’ is all juddering beats and pulsating loops with a jagged acid line juxtaposed against the flow. ‘Splash’ is all lush, Mr Fingers style riffs and awash with sweeping synths… then ‘Nothing to Say’ drops in, a heavy duty DX acid EBM monster. This is the kind of thing you expect to hear on a packed dancefloor at Body Hammer or World Unknown. Proper gear.
Listen to clips here.
Myriadd – A New Day
Out on Barcelona’s Polybius Trax imprint, a superb four-tracker of house and acid from Myriadd, moniker of Craig Stainton – a producer with serious underground credentials. Previously releasing as Mantra on Bunker Records, his works have also graced labels like Djax-Up Beats, Crème Organization, Abstract Acid, and Pinkman. Raw Chicago and Sheffield vibes here – ‘Law Of One’ and ‘My Intuition’ are our faves but all four are strong tracks. Go and buy this right now.
Archie Hamilton – Driven to Distraction
Deep and subtle acid from Archie Hamilton, this is considered stuff – laid back and confident groove. The choice cut of the 12”, ‘Telegram’, is filled with little snippets of voices, like caught moments of conversation in a bar, when you’re too deep in the mix to notice who’s talking. Lush stuff. The vinyl version has a bonus track but the real movers are available digitally. Out on Fuse.
Josh Wink – Resist
Out on Wink’s own Ovum Recordings, this is without question the best release of the month for us. Four to the floor, slow and menacing but completely full of funk, cascading acid squeals over a repeating vocal, building into a monster. Pure dancefloor killer. Comes with two acapellas (one acid, one not) for DJ use, but really it’s the original that is the real deal.