Our friend and familiar Valentino Khan continues to stun the blogosphere with his versatile range of production. Today he finally released one of his uptempo weapons, a slimy techno driven ride that we actually named at the GDD HQ scurrying for captains chairs while working on music. I am humbled that the name stuck, and for this track you’ll see why it also is fitting to it’s ‘intergalactic acid’ driven progression. Grab onto this one and HOLD ON TIGHT.
TGIF! Our good buddy FYOR gave us the exclusive on his new original ‘Bump N Grind’ – a big room monster with an anthemic build into a massive wave of acid stabbing chords. Festival season is around the corner, get after it.
I’m probably going to get a lot of shit for this one. So just as a precautionary disclaimer, I’m not really trying to encompass the infinite realm of what defines “acid” in both musical and personal experience senses of the term. So before you get your panties in a bunch that Phuture isn’t on here or your favorite Plastikman track is missing or one of these doesn’t have an “acid bassline,” just know that I am pulling the typical Burning Man “I don’t know man, you just gotta experience it yourseeeeelf” move and letting you know this is my personal derivative of what, to me, starts to entertain the idea of the drug we like to call “acid.”
Boynoize Records‘ newcomer, Gunrose (the current Resident DJ of Lisbon’s Lux Club) just dropped his first EP, Tears of Pleasure and it is nothing short of a stellar debut. Tears of Pleasure exhibits three massive Techno/Acid tunes that showcase great synthesis and song structure, not to mention they carry a groove that will get your heart pounding and your feet moving.
Electric Rescue‘s newest sounds on Boysnoize Records are precisely what you would expect from the untouchable French producer; dark tech-driven grooves with synthsamples, impressive drops, deep bass and a just the right amount of acidic sequences. No surprise here, the EP is massive from start to finish, make sure to pick it up.
Matt Cutler, better known as Lone just released his first single for his forthcoming follow up to his 2010 smash LP, Emerald Fantasy Tracks. Crystal Caverns 1991 is a fast paced yet melodic track that reeks of early 90′s rave nostalgia. The EP’s B-Side, Vulcan Mill Acid is a bouncy and acidic track with percussion that is both well sequenced and complimentary. Both of these tracks will be featured on Lone’s upcoming album, Galaxy Gardens, which is slated to drop 05/07/12.
The latest EP from the legendary DJ Pierre is slow burning, bassy, deep and of course, an acidic masterpiece. With his newest release, Acid/ Jack Da Groove, DJ Pierre has taken us back to that beautiful squelchy sound that was a staple of the Acid House recordings in the 80′s and 90′s. If you are a fan of the recent Acid House resurgence then I highly recommend you pick up this EP, you won’t be disappointed.
Etnik‘s latest bomb is a remix of I Heart Shark‘s newest single, Summer. Etnik has eradicated the original feel good summer jam and completely morphed it into a dark, acid-infused explosion. With well-constructed synths and two major drops, this track will keep your head bumping until it’s glorious end.
What’s up dirty dancers? I am very pleased to say that Burn Unit and myself are on Dirt duty this week and we have an eclectic assortment and some real gems in store for you. With a full spectrum from some groovy and deep house, all the way to some party rocking GDD™ Exclusives from St. Andrew and Captain Gascid, this is a Dirt not to be missed! Check out descriptions of the individual songs after the jump, and find the link over to our Facebook page where you can download a .zip file of all ten songs in all their glory!
Texas’ own, Captain Gascid just dropped his new album, Remember, and it’s nothing short of amazing. Remember is an unbelievably well-constructed album that is as intricate as it is versatile. Captain Gascid offers the listener something different in every track ranging from fast-paced, aggressive breaks to mellow, psychedelic grooves. This album has something for everyone!