Whether a fan or a newbie, here for your listening pleasure are two takes on the acid (aka Roland TB-303 Base Line) sound.
Los Angeles-based record label Acid Test (a sub-label of Absurd Recordings) will release its 10th EP: a collaboration with Los Angeles-based John Tejada (born & raised in Vienna) and LA native Tin Man aka Johannes Auvinen (who resides in Vienna) on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 (vinyl and digital).
Acid Test 10 includes 4 tracks (3 original compositions + 1 remix by Achterbahn D’Amour). It is “a four-track journey that dwells on the activity which defines life in the City of Angels.”
Read about it on XLR8R and stream it there too (also scroll down).
In December, the label (Acid Test) hosted a night at LA-underground club Acid Camp featuring a live performance by Tin Man and a 2-hour all-vinyl old-school acid DJ set by Tejada.
Hear Tejada’s classic vinyl set (lots of ’80s gems):
If you’re a member of the press or DJ, hit me up for the sound files &/or interviews with these gents.
ARTIST: John Tejada + Tin Man
TITLE: Acid Test 10
LABEL: Acid Test (Absurd Recordings)
RELEASE DATE: 8 Feb. 2016
12” & Mp3
Acid Test 10 / ASD026
The latest missive from Acid Test has the label identifying with its hometown, Los Angeles, more than ever. LA-born Vienna resident and label mainstay Tin Man takes Vienna-born Angeleno resident John Tejada along for a four-track journey which dwells on the activity which defines life in the City of Angels: Driving. Opener “Swiftbox” is a perfect amalgam of Auvinen and Tejada’s respective styles— Tremulous 303 and complex minor key melodicism and deconstructed stabs. “Diamond Lanes” is another muscular acid cut with a subtle, swinging percussion. The Diamond Lanes in question can be used when you have a passenger in the car. When widescreen pads come in over jacking snares, you can picture the duo tearing through the iconic 2nd Street tunnel out onto the 10 West towards the ocean, leaving the city’s warehouse district in their wake. Label regulars Achterbahn D’amour reimagine “Diamond Lanes” as a skeletal electro roller with their remix version. The closer “Deep Traffic” is a bugged-out acid cut which captures the feeling of sitting alone in a crowd of autos, crawling towards eternal sunset.
A1 – Swiftbox
A2 – Diamond Lanes
B1 – Diamond Lanes – Achterbahn D’Amour remix
B2 – Deep Traffic
John Tejada –
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