Two generations of German acid royalty face off on this Solar One release. Golden Pudel resident Helena Hauff teams up with the mighty Andreas Gehm for a split acid record par excellance.
It’s only taken International Feel three years to get round to giving the brilliant “Adventure Party” a proper release. It first came out on white label in 2011 in stupidly limited amounts, and promptly sold out within hours. It’s arguably the best thing the label has released to date – a thrillingly over-the-top fusion of restless pianos, classic samples and riotous acid house that never fails to slay a dancefloor. Parada 88’s “You’re Gonna Miss Me” – a similarly Balearic chunk of house revivalism – is, if anything, even more rare (supposedly only 30 copies were ever pressed). It is, then, nice to see it included, particularly as it’s another stone cold killer. Added together, these two tracks made one killer release.
Killer debut release from Jared Wilson on his own label 7777. Wilson states the album draws inspiration from the literal underclass. “Ghost Miners is influenced and dedicated to all those who have worked and lived underground, from gold miners in South Africa, copper miners in the 1800s in northern Michigan, the mole people of NYC to orphans living under Bucharest.” Raw acid and techno of the highest caliber.
Two tracks each from Delft label boss LA-4A and comrade Matrixxman with a featured appearance by Vin Sol. LA 4A’s lead cut “Sweat” it’s acid techno that straddles the perfect temperature between lukewarm and too hot. The A2, “Harness”, still has an acid vibe, but this time around it sounds more like Plastikman beaten down and remixed by the Restoration crew. Meanwhile Matrixxman delivers gritty flexes of rave in a track that fluctuates between something like Yello’s “Oh Yeah” and Claude Von Stroke’s “Who’s Afraid Of Detroit”, while “Acid City” sounds like Steve Poindexter’s “Work That MotherFucker” with DJ Pierre on the 303.
Snuff Trax celebrates magic record release number 010: Happy Jackin Birthday! For this little anniversary we asked four great artists to rework chosen tracks from the labels back catalogue. Leading us off, Mr White (you know him from his collaboration with Larry Heard) made an edit of Snuff Crews *Are You House*. Followed by Humandrone from Tokyo remixing Perseus Traxx – *Dont Feel Alone*. On the flipside you hear a remix treatment for Raiders of the lost ARP – *Stealing My Love* made by our man Takeshi Kouzuki of Kobe/Japan. And last but not least DimDJ from Thessaloniki created his own version of *Galaxian Journey* by Elec Pt.1.
Laak has been invited over to Contrast-Wax for a solo EP. The EP kicks off with “Invoke A Response”, a driving deep house jam built around arpeggios and energetic synth lines for an uptempo end result, which contrasts neatly with the easy roll of the bongo-laden “Cadedance”. “Recant” nudges back into more intricate territory with a cheeky square wave bass line and slick hi hat shuffle, before “Coming Through” cools things off with a crafty broken beat excursion that works a little acid into the bottom end of the mix.