The ninja of Westcoast Electro returns with a cassette tape filled with evil distorted techno. Steeped in dark acid and drum machines on overload setting, these are some of the most brutal tracks ever on New York Haunted.
2015 looks to be Delta Funktionen’s year. Following the terrifically dark and deep Wasteland series comes “A New Planet”. Cruel acid chords and mean percussion piercing through the fog. “A New Planet” is of that same sinister ilk. A cold electro beat is the bedrock from which a corrupting and corrosive 303 coil grows. But even with this caustic foundation, moments of salvation are to be found. A second techno moon dawns midway, frostier percussion giving way to warmer rhythms. Full and flowing bars fall and rise behind the squawk, allowing a new and brighter element to bloom. A track that is at once atmospheric and club centric from an artist at the top of his game.
Super Rhythm Trax serves up a trio of 1990 style, rave-era British acid house/techno tributes from Jared Wilson. The three tracks could be considered riffs on a theme, as each – in different ways – reminded us of Orbital’s early work. Choose between the bold acid lines and jack-track beats of “How Deep”, the acid melodies and “Belfast” style chords of “Plate Mining”, and the pleasingly alien acid-funk of “Idea of A Deep State”.