Acid pt. 1 (Antwerp Remix) – The Caulfield Beats

nLbz-N4lnfP1FMYQznRtbkOgiuHsQ2YTY6-BMEZu_CM,fMB_YWx-T4LzRFmI-RkVGCN5oJK0HKcHJoQJEWOaTJc,p4RV_Xx0ImM4x4ZhiM1gDm53BUfDUrnHZ3rIdcdgoZA,FjT-1MCpmDwgmpm4FO__TkpAG3xZSys9dhNczX7gEdk“Kick ass acid-electronics…a riot of wiggly 303, searing bass and big bouncy beats” ­ DJ magazine

“They’re a unique and puzzling proposition…we’re definitely taken with this gurgling trip­out.” Boiler Room

“The Caulfield Beats, are bringing the halcyon days of ’88 back to the Haggerston Riviera.” ­Thump

Following their ‘Mexican Smoke’ EP, The Caulfield Beats return with a new single ‘Acid pt.1′. The sister track to EP opener and Boiler Room favourite ’90’s Love’, it demonstrates a continuation of the band’s unique style, in driving bass-heavy dance music, set against a live untamed sound. Sinister and experimental, ‘Acid pt. I’ gives fans an additional taste of what to expect from the debut LP (out next year) whilst steering us into further recesses of a ‘new breed’ in club culture.

Navigating that rare and coveted middle ground that usually separates live gigs from 4 to the floor, The Caulfield Beats give the spirit of a DIY garage band to a vision of speaker cone bass. Spontaneity vs. repetition, organic vs. mechanical, the uncontrolled vs. the restrained ­ this is the sound of a band not afraid to dismantle and toy with the idea of what dance music can be. It’s called ‘garage electronics’ and will appeal to the indie kids as much as lovers of acid and techno.

The Caulfield Beats are Lawrence Northall and Molly Dixon. This two ­piece belongs to a generation of producers for whom music studios came in the form of illegal software torrents and production was strictly DIY. A zeitgeist extending beyond music as, like a number of young creatives, they were driven into the nomadic boat based lifestyle of London’s canals – from where they conduct their activities and play impromptu warehouse parties. With live visual projections and already reputed for their visually immersive gigs, The Caulfield Beats are making us reconsider our traditional separations of dance music from live bands and in the process causing quite a stir.

The single package comes with a masterful remix from renowned producer, Antwerp. The Italian artist, who has been lauded by the likes of Dummy and XLR8R, adds some distinctive sitar vibes to the track.

 

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About Dave Franklin

Musician, scribbler, historian, gnostic, seeker of enlightenment, asker of the wrong questions, delver into the lost archives, fugitive from the law of averages, blogger, quantum spanner, left footed traveller, music journalist, zenarchist, freelance writer, reviewer and gemini. People have woken up to worse.
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