Paranoid London – PL [PDONLP002]

When it comes to jackin’ Chicago style acid house revivalism, few can hold a candle to Paranoid London. As this long-awaited second album proves, the duo is the undisputed masters of sweaty, TB-303 driven jack-tracks and – as recent single ”(Vi-Vi) Vicious Games” and LP opener ”Starting Fights” prove – classic-sounding vocal cuts that recall the glory years of Fingers, Inc in the mid-to-late 1980s. Interestingly, ”PL” boasts far more collaborations than we’ve seen from Paranoid London before, including a string of ragged club cuts blessed with evocative spoken word vocals, a thrusting acid throb-job with lead vocals by Simon Topping and a suitably twisted, machine-driven hook up with Arthur Baker and Alan Vega (the raw and weighty ”Angel Of Hell”).

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Paranoid London – PL [PDONLP002]

Paranoid London – Paranoid London [PDONLP001]

The mysterious, no-holds-barred combo Paranoid London has decided to put out a double album containing much of their previously released material, alongside a smattering of previously unheard cuts (including a collaboration with Detroit legend DJ Genesis). The hard-to-find classics still sparkle – check the brilliantly sparse-but-heavy “Paris Dub 1” (with regular vocalist Paris Brightledge) and ragged “Transmission 5” (featuring a killer spoken vocal from Mutado Pintado) – while the new cuts are thankfully up to similarly high standard. Here is some more repetitive, machine bass music for DJs to play loud & dancers to freak to.

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Paranoid London – Paranoid London [PDONLP001]

Paranoid London Feat. Mutado Pintado – Eating Glue [PDON003]

Paranoid London return to show the Johnny Come Latelys how to do Acid House. Proper late night, bass driven machine music featuring the mysterious Mulato Pintado on vocals. The music is all analogue using two machines: 808 & 303 …nice & simple.

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Paranoid London Feat. Mutado Pintado – Eating Glue [PDON003]