Our Saturday selection:
Various Artists – Acid Analects Vol. 1 [Aquaregia, AQR019] Aquaregia investigates the many facets of acid with Acid Analects Vol. 1, a club-ready selection of tunes from an array of global artists.
Italian artist Nicola Dal Sacco has worked under myriad aliases for many different labels. He mixes up techno, dub and trance in bold new forms and opens this essential new series with ‘Calorica,’ an old school and squelching 303 workout. The sleek pads keep you on edge as the powerful drums ensure maximum impact on the dance floor. Berlin-based Elad Magdasi is the boss of Front Left Records and someone who has a fresh techno sound that combines new and old. He presents the superb ‘Robotricks’, a dark and hypnotic trip decorated with wispy acid. It has rib-rattling kick drums and plenty of subtle effects to keep you locked.
On the b-side is Canadian 747, a label regular well known for his eight-track Paleo series and widely acclaimed Aurora Centralis EP. This acid techno mainstay brings a fast and furious bassline on ‘Domain Expansion’. Above that, bright rave synths fire across the track while warmer pads bring the soul. Australian artist DJ Huntsman closes out the release with the excellent ‘Planet Psygon,’ an ultra-speedy and euphoric psytrance heater. It is the sort of track to melt minds and frazzle brains.
Emily Nicoll’s Aquaregia label is known for its roster of innovative, forward-looking artists and unique take on acid techno. This new series reasserts that across four fierce tracks.
Tracklist: Various Artists – Acid Analects Vol. 1 [Aquaregia, AQR019]
01. Nicola Dal Sacco – Calorica
02. Elad Magdasi – Robotricks
03. 747 – Domain Expansion
04. DJ Huntsman – Planet Psygon
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