Distal - Angry Acid
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?