Lory D – Strange Days
Out on Numbers, this is a collection of 19 (yes, NINETEEN!) previously vinyl only tracks from the legendary Italian producer. Collated from the Strange Days series that has featured on the label and it’s precursor Wireblock (Numbers was formed combining three imprints: Stuff, Dress2Sweat, and Wireblock). While definitely from the wilder and noisier edge of Lory D’s output (he’s never been one to shy away from experimentation) there are some real club bangers in here if you’re brave enough to play them – ‘Bobby Remix’, ‘Acix9999’ and ‘Mixalo’ are our favourites.
If you were unlucky enough to miss out on the wax first time round, this is basically essential stuff for any fan of Braindance acid.
Grey House – New Beats The House
OK, this isn’t new – it came out in 1989 on R&S – but it’s a remaster on vinyl, including all the original artwork etc. plus superb new remix action from Jared Wilson. Built from edits and samples of classic ’80s house and electro, a lot of this may feel like well-trodden territory now, but in ’89 this was a proper DJ tool. Still holds it’s own now and the new versions are ace. On Dark Entries too – great label. Go get it.
Yokushe – Acid Cocktail
5 tracks, 5 drinks, straight-up purpose-maker acid techno here from Japanese producer Yokushe on the AcidWorx label. There’s more than just a little hint of funk about these ones – especially ‘High Ball’ which is our pick of the five. Digital only.
Cardopusher – New Cult Fear
It feels like every month I have to include new Cardo tracks in my reviews or radio show! The man is, without doubt, one of the very top acid producers in the world right now.
Venezuelan Luis Garban, AKA Cardopusher, has serious production credentials with a history that spans back over breakcore, dubstep, noise, drill n’ bass with labels like Tigerbeat6, Hyperdub and Terminal Dusk on his decade-long journey to slo-mo acid. He now resides in Barcelona where he runs his own Classicworks imprint with co-conpirator Nehuen, and can often be found on tour with Boys Noize. This, his second album on Boysnoize Records, is an absolute fucking tour-de-force. Heavy duty Acid, EBM, and industrial stompers from start to finish, not a duff track amongst them. Serious contender for album of the year and it’s only summer.
Neon Horn – Modal Acid
Really lush stuff here from Canadian producer Neon Horn. Drenched in reverb but with a half lazy eye on the dancefloor, this is soundtrack stuff for car journeys at sunrise on the way back from an all-nighter. Gorgeous stuff, though apparently digital only – no vinyl. Our favourite here is Phrygian Acid. Grab it direct from the artist’s Bandcamp page.