Distal's been a busy man as of late, and "Angry Acid" has been one of his most anticipated tracks. Sure, it's "only" 140 beats per minute, but it's not dubstep; instead, the Atlanta producer ties down a rabid rave beat that is so claustrophobic and ferocious that it practically catches fire along the way. Like so many other producers at the moment, Distal finds his own way to fold in a 303, and it bubbles and burps noxiously in the chaos around it. The track's unrelenting pounding recalls very early R&S, the frenzied throb a spiritual sibling to "Tamphex," "Digeridoo" and "Mentasm." On the flipside, Distal slows things down for a track stuffed with the same faded neon nylon strings as his excellent collaboration with HxdB earlier this year. It's a fascinating way to make your debut on your new home. (A Distal album is due to come out soon on the label.) But who's complaining when the material is so damn unique?
- 02 / #161987
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Techno and Bass producer from Atlanta; part-owner of Embassy Recordings with MITE; Releases on Tectonic, Soul Jazz, Well Rounded Surefire, and Embassy Remixes on Slit Jockeys, Nighshifters and Car Crash Set
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014
Grenier and Archie Pelago ready collaborative album
Recorded "over one long hazy week" in San Francisco, the Brooklyn trio and the LA-based producer's full-length sees release on Melodic this May.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014
Red Bull Music Academy reveals Tokyo 2014 dates
The organisation has announced initial details of its Japanese edition.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013
Embassy Recordings takes over TXNO in Vancouver
Distal, Clicks & Whistles and Mite will all play the show next month.
Wed, 3 Jul 2013
Brodinski goes on The Purple Ride
The French producer will release a new mixtape next week.
Thu, 4 Apr 2013
Tectonic puts out fourth volume of Tectonic Plates
The next instalment in Pinch's compilation series will see release in May, featuring Guido, Distal and more.
Fri, 8 Mar 2013
RA's guide to SXSW 2013
Here are our picks for the best sights and sounds of this year's festival in Austin, Texas.
Mon, 20 Aug 2012
ASC goes techno in LA
The drum & bass producer will play techno on the West Coast for the first time this week.
Thu, 16 Aug 2012
Shigeto plays live in Boston for Jass' birthday
The Ann Arbor artist will perform at the Boston night's first anniversary celebration in August.
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