A new vision of techno from the self-proclaimed Queen Of Hell.
Most of the tracks on BXTCH SLÄP have pitched-down vocals, jittery melodies and a generally goth atmosphere. But there's a giddiness in the way Infiniti programs drums—take the sprightly bounce of "Well Fair," or the tumbling snares in "Ghettro," which sound like they're doing somersaults over the kick drum. The stunning opener is bounding breakbeat techno that sounds like it was carved out of a drum & bass tune.
BXTCH SLÄP is as aggressive as it is ornate. The icy synth arpeggio on "Hott" is undeniably pretty. "Downhill" has a morphing synth lead that sounds like an orchestra tuning up. Infiniti can go from Robert Hood to Gas in the same track, another part of the duality that makes her music so rich.
Just as the fiery Queen Of Hell persona doesn't encompass Jasmine Infiniti's art, her tracks don't tell the whole story either. She's a force of nature as a DJ, and it's worth seeking out her sets to see what makes her such a powerful presence in New York and beyond. Like Terre Thaemlitz, she recognizes how the club can be as much of a trap or a broken promise as it can be an escape from reality. Or it can be all those things at once, a truth that lurks around every dark corner on BXTCH SLÄP.