An*Ten*Nae - Muti Music / Acid Crunk SF http://www.an-ten-nae.net
An*Ten*Nae is one of San Francisco’s most sought after DJs and live performers. He has taken the art of live remixing to new heights with his own customized setup, that bends genres in ways seldom heard. This sound is called Acid Crunk, and there are no rules, no restraints in its quest for pure sound that is not Homogenized. 2010 also sees the birth of An*Ten*Nae “The Live Experience, featuring an audio visual barrage including live drums and synths combined with dramatic theatrical and visual stimulation. Welcome to the future, and no it wont be televised.
An*Ten*Nae is an entity possessing the human mind of one Adam Ohana, giving him the ability to transcend above the constraints of music rigidity and transmit bass heavy, crunked out beats of the highest order. His bar raising Live mix mashup compilations, “Punk Rock Country Hop” and “Acid Crunk Vol. 1” have set the standard and has defined an era with over 300,000 downloads to date. Picking up steam in 2009 Acid Crunk Vol. 2 maintained the # 1 seller in Dubstep, Electronica and Chillout genres simultaneously while also having all 14 tracks in their respective genre top 10, as well as rocking the charts on iTunes, Juno Digital and a host of other sites. With an album in the works and the ever growing Acid Crunk series running at full steam, we see no end in site for the ever changing chameleon known as An*Ten*Nae.
Besides DJ’ing and producing electronic music for over 10 years on a wide collection of esteemed labels, Adam Ohana has also been an instrumental part of the underground music culture in SF. From being the Music director at of San Francisco’s largest Club venue 1015 Folsom, to his production company called An*Ten*Nae Presents. These events helped break a lot of artists in Bass oriented music on the west coast, including Bassnectar, Glitch Mob, Rusko, Modeselektor and Tipper to name a few. His events have helped catalyze what is now a thriving music scene that spans the west coast and increasingly proliferating dance music culture as a whole. He also produces and performs with DJ Laura as The Lo Riderz, a project that can only be described as a concoction of liquid sassafras that aims to take the party to a deeper level, new music from this duo will be available shortly.
Sizzla has 21 albums that have made it onto the Billboard’s Top Reggae Albums music chart, we are honored to be representing such esteemed artists on Muti Music taking us in a fresh direction as we in turn will be taking these Reggae Riddims into directions of our own.
Mista Savona produced the original riddim for The Formula and also worked with the stunning vocalist, Vida Sunshyne from Melbourne Australia to accompany the Sizzla vocals, this EP also features reggae / Dancehall legends Capleton and Anthony B doing vocal reworks over the same riddim as well as remixes from a group of leading edge ‘bass-music’ producers from around the globe.
Liquid Stranger masters everything from DnB, to Dubstep and Chillout beats and this time round gives us a bass driven remix that brings dancehall beats solidly into the realms of slamming basslines & beats. TASO continues on the dancehall vibe with his remix that is bouncier than a backflip on a pogo stick, while SF Bay Area kingpin An-ten-nae rolls through with a deep tribal and melodic version. After outings on Civil Music and Black Acre Recordings, Australia’s DIZZ1 turns it into a tough broken beat roller that sits somewhere between hip-hop and DnB and is so good we decided to include the deep instrumental version too, Los Angeles native Nico Luminous brings it back to some funky Hip Hop grooves with his typically sexytime vibes. The remixes are then rounded out with another bouncy turn of events by Scotland based Taz & Akka (Rwina Records) drawing from Soca to Dancehall and perhaps even Footwork or Kuduro riddims. This EP asks for you to pick your favorite and roll with it and perhaps just grab the bunch and mash it up with them all .
Mista Savona is Australia’s leading reggae and dancehall producer, known for his superb production and world class releases. He has collaborated with a huge roster of Jamaica’s biggest artists over the last decade, covering many musical styles from foundation & modern roots, dancehall, Savona has been busy in 2013, having signed with Muti Music and with a string of exciting releases about to drop. First off the ranks is a full length album with the legendary Jamaican singer Sizzla titled “Born A King”, which sees Sizzla at the breathtaking peak of his musical and lyrical abilities. The Formula is the first of a series of remix EPs of tunes from the album Born A King bringing the uplifting Rasta vibes and lyrics by Sizzla into various realms of Electronic Dance Music, Bass Culture and beyond.
Masia One is an artist who transcends boundaries. In less than ten years, she has established herself as a musical pioneer, visual artist, businesswoman, and tastemaker. Her work blurs cultural expectations,challenges traditional gender norms and continues to gain respect through its seamless blending of political awareness, emcee skill and top-notch sound.
Masia’s album ‘ Bootleg Culture’ Won three South East Asian VIMA Music Awards in Feb 2013 and performed at the awards show in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
1. Best Hip Hop Song (Warriors Tongue)
2. Best Collaboration (Errrybody feat. Pharrell, The Game & Isis Salam)
3. “Thank You For Existing” - Highest Honor Award.
She was nominated in eight categories, including nominations for Best Overall Female Act and Best Pop Song - “Make Up”.
2013 Western Canadian Music Awards Artistic Award nominee
- “Urban Recording Of The Year” http://breakoutwest.ca/2013-wcmas/
More recently Masia One has also collaborated with Reggae legend Sizzla Kalonji on an epic tune called ‘Freedom’
This remix pack includes top productions from some of the pioneers of Bass and Glitch music, namely Kraddy, ill.Gates and An-ten-nae, some banging urban bass from 2013 man of the moment TASO and then includes powerful dance beats from emerging stars like Rex Riot, Man In A Loft and Rayna Zemel. All in all hitting the bass frequencies from all sides and a variety of tempos in a way that makes this a standout , ready to make you dance remix EP.
We were teased us last month with an epic preview & remix EP from An-ten-nae, featuring Ooah of The Glitch Mob & PANTyRAID. The ‘Raindrops on Roses Remix EP’ not only took the bass scene by storm, but literally grabbed the attention of dozens of EDM music blogs, magazines and media outlets, worldwide, in a matter of days causing quite the press frenzy.
Now, after a decade of groundbreaking Acid Crunk compilations and EPs and million’s of downloads, An-ten-nae finally releases his debut album.
Raindrops on Roses, out April 1st on Muti Music, features 13 new tunes that see him pushing his Acid Crunk sound into new frontiers whilst still keeping his signature 808 bass-heavy low end that is now sweeping the Dance world.
When creating this album, An-ten-nae set out to make something that would stand a test of time, and not just a collection of beats that will expire in a month or two as its replaced by a new fad. Not such an easy task, but with this album An-ten-nae has achieved just that! This is Dance music evolved.
“This Oakland/San Francisco based producer has been on the game for over 10 years, creating his own staple in the bass music realm dubbed “Acid Crunk”. He is what we call a “Trendsetter” in the world of Bass Music… This guy has been producing “Trap” styled music way before it was cool.” -Run The Trap
Raindrops on Roses is the first single from the long awaited debut album by West coast innovator An-ten-nae being released April 2013.
The EP delivers 3 unique mixes of the title track of the album, the first being a liquid cinematic experience that features the angelic voice of Alice. D that is sure to put a smile on your face.
An-ten-nae himself then turns the track upside down and takes you on a deep Acid Crunk adventure with subs of unlimited depth and subtle acid grooves, the tune will leave dance floors and listeners alike gasping from more.
Ooah from The Gltch Mob & PANTyRAiD delivers a remix, that takes the best elements of Trap music adds an organic melody and twists the track into a undying monster.
No single should come without a worthy B-Side, Acid Spill is just that and finds An-ten-nae delivering a 130BPM acid tinged beast foraying into the world of electro techno with that Acid Crunk twist.
“This Oakland/San Fransisco based producer has been on the game for over 10 years, creating his own staple in the bass music realm dubbed “Acid Crunk”. He is what we call a “Trendsetter” in the world of Bass Music… This guy has been producing “Trap” styled music way before it was cool.”
Run The Trap
In our Acid Crunk series we celebrate EP X and with that a new generation of Crunk comes to life, AKA Kid Crunk.
The EP kicks off with Crunk City Kid, written and produced by 12 year old child prodigy Kid Crunk and engineered by An-ten-nae.
The next 2 songs show An-ten-nae in true Acid Crunk form, delivering precision deep bass and racey hi-hats with just the right amount of tension to take any dance floor into deep low slung SUBmission. The EP closes with two 110BPM mid-tempo Acid Bangers that is sure to tickle your ears if not your fancy too…
Re: An-ten-nae: His bar raising Live mix mashup compilations, “Punk Rock Country Hop” and “Acid Crunk Vol. 1” have set the standard and has defined an era with over 300,000 downloads to date. Picking up steam in 2009 Acid Crunk Vol. 2 maintained the # 1 seller in Dubstep, Electronica and Chillout genres simultaneously a task that was repeated again in 2010 and 2011 with Acid Crunk Vol. 3 & Vol. 4, while also having all 14 tracks in their respective genre top 10, as well as hitting the Top 100 Dance charts on iTunes.
An-ten-nae and his Acid Crunk machine has been on a non-stop rampage this summer, with major sets at festivals globally and his Acid Crunk series continually evolves and helps to define new styles of crunky bass music.
‘Dread At The Controls’ blurred the lines between funky and dubstep and received response like :
“This is killer!” - General Midi
“Awesome future dread bizness!!!” - Kid Kenobi
“Loving drum play, proper sub business!” - Jay Cunning
“Slamming !” - ill.Gates
“Big Tunes >>>> FYArrrrR !!!!” - Pathaan iDJ
The Remixes include bass producer Culprate from the UK hot on the heals of his successful ‘5 Star EP’ , Greg Reve following the success of his ‘Unveiled EP’, an emerging Glitch Hop star on the Headtron roster, namely Sugarpill and west coast Acid Crunk maestro’s LowRIDERz (An-ten-nae & DJ Laura).
The result if four flavors of bass driven music with drastically different directions and tempo’s, but all of them slamming in the their own way.
An-ten-nae’s talent for bringing the best out of the vocalists he’s worked with is well known with the success of his remixes of Freeland, Soom T & Disrupt and Masia One, with his ‘Dirty Money’ remix becoming an anthem in the Occupy movement and his mashups becoming a huge hit on Soundcloud.
On Acid Crunk EP 9 An-ten-nae has discovered another rising star in XOchitl who performs an emotional and provocative masterpiece in ‘We Got The Power’, which was written recorded in an underground cave. XOchitl is already being described as having a similar range as Bjork.
Hot on the heels of his latest slew of remixes of Santigold and M.IA comes,We got the power and features 2 versions on this e.p The original being a super catchy and bottom-heavy vocal rollercoaster ride which bursts of raw emotion. The Acid crunk remix of the track takes the track into deeper territories with just the right amount growl to tickle dance floors into euphoric submission.. Another 3 Original An-Ten-Nae tracks balance out this ep with defining grace including the Drumstep tempo-ed Deep 808 electro infused bass monster ‘For the People’ Which is already seeing play by some of the biggest DJ’s on the bass scene already.
The Acid Crunk machine of An-ten-nae, has been touring extensively blowing minds with major sets at festivals like Wakarusa, RE:Generation, Coachella, L.I.B, and a host of others.
An-Ten-Nae and his Acid Crunk machine has been on a non-stop rampage this summer, with major sets at festivals like Wakarusa, RE:Generation, L.I.B. amongst a host of others. On his new Acid Crunk Vol. 4 compilation you start getting a feel for how diverse the ‘Glitch-Hop / Crunk’ music scene is, riding hand in hand with the growth of Dubstep and seen by many as ‘post-dubstep’. This isn’t Dubstep, Hip Hop, Wonky or anything usually packaged neatly for mass consumption. It’s an amalgamation of squashed neon-tinged futuristic bass music. All we can say is ... get ready! An-ten-nae is currently touring internationally in support of the compilation, keep your ear to ground for his shows in a city near you.
An-Ten-Nae is an entity possessing the human mind of one Adam Ohana, giving him the ability to transcend above the constraints of music rigidity and transmit bass heavy, crunked out beats of the highest order. His bar raising Live mix mashup compilations, “Punk Rock Country Hop” and “Acid Crunk Vol. 1” have set the standard and has defined an era with over 300,000 downloads to date. Picking up steam in 2009 Acid Crunk Vol. 2 & Vol. 3 maintained the # 1 seller in Dubstep, Electronica, Breaks and Chillout genres simultaneously while also having all 14 tracks in their respective genre top 10, as well as hitting the Top 10 Dance charts on iTunes. He is one of San Francisco’s most sought after DJs and live performers. He has taken the art of live remixing to new heights with his own customized setup, that bends genres in ways to suite his means.
An-ten-nae and his Acid Crunk machine has been on a non-stop rampage this summer, with major sets at festivals like Wakarusa, RE:Generation, L.I.B, and a host of others.
On Acid Crunk ep 8 An-Ten-Nae once again shows the diverse range of Acid Crunk, and debuts one of the hottest festival acts this summer, his new project with DJ Laura, The LowRIDERz. Plus a collaboration with Love and Light, and some Original tracks that range from futuristic dubstep, to half time, Drumstep.
With Acid Crunk vol. 4 in the works right now and a full schedule of touring for the foreseeable future, we see signs of ‘An-ten-nae, the Acid Crunk juggernaut’ creeping its way into the psyche of the Bass enthusiasts everywhere.
An-Ten-Nae is an entity possessing the human mind of one Adam Ohana, giving him the ability to transcend above the constraints of music rigidity and transmit bass heavy, crunked out beats of the highest order. His bar raising Live mix mashup compilations, “Punk Rock Country Hop” and “Acid Crunk Vol. 1” have set the standard and has defined an era with over 300,000 downloads to date. Picking up steam in 2009 Acid Crunk Vol. 2 maintained the # 1 seller in Dubstep, Electronica and Chillout genres simultaneously while also having all 14 tracks in their respective genre top 10, as well as hitting the Top 10 Dance charts on iTunes. He is one of San Francisco’s most sought after DJs and live performers. He has taken the art of live remixing to new heights with his own customized setup, that bends genres in ways seldom heard. Acid Crunk Vol. 3 is without a doubt one of the most anticipated releases of the year, 16 mindboggling compositions from some of the top and emerging urban breaks talent.
This is a new dawn, a defining moment in West Coast Underground music currently dominating sound systems worldwide. This isn’t Dubstep, Hip Hop, Wonky or anything usually packaged neatly for mass consumption. It’s an amalgamation of squashed neon-tinged futuristic bass music. With Acid Crunk Vol. 3 you start getting an idea of how diverse and far ahead the ‘Glitch-Hop / Crunk’ music scene is, riding hand in hand with the growth of Dubstep and seen by many as ‘post-dubstep’. All we can say is ... get ready! An-ten-nae is currently touring internationally in support of the compilation, keep your ear to ground for his shows in a city near you.
An-Ten-Nae - Muti Music / Acid Crunk SF http://www.an-ten-nae.net
An-ten-nae is one of San Francisco’s most sought after DJs and live performers. He has taken the art of live remixing to new heights with his own customized performance setup, enabling him to bend genres in ways seldom heard.
Acid Crunk EP#7 demonstrates the power of the west coast bass culture in all its glory. The EP start off with his remixes of Australian vocalist Deya Dova’s ‘5 So Happy’ , which brought the house down on the Village Stage at Shambhala Music Festival this year, on the dub version he strips all the elements of the original, only keeping light vocals and creating a tribal-acid-stepper of epic proportions. Following is the Instrumental of his track Take A Stand which features massive 808’s, warped Basslines, and searing effects. Dirty #7, picks the tempo up to a sizzlin 108. with oversized drums, and colliding Basslines, the EP ends off heading into Deep Acid territory with his psychedelic stormer titled Hello. An-Ten-Nae is currently putting the finishing touches on his Acid Crunk Vol. 3 compilation, which we guarantee will blow sum eardrums and have your eyeballs popping out of yer sockets!!
An-ten-nae is an entity possessing the human mind of one Adam Ohana, giving him the ability to transcend above the constraints of music rigidity and transmit bass heavy, crunked out beats of the highest order. His bar raising Live mix mashup compilations, “Punk Rock Country Hop” and “Acid Crunk Vol. 1” have set the standard and has defined an era with over 300,000 downloads to date. Picking up steam in 2009 Acid Crunk Vol. 2 maintained the # 1 seller in Dubstep, Electronica and Chillout genres simultaneously while also having all 14 tracks in their respective genre top 10, as well as rocking the charts on iTunes, Juno Digital and a host of other sites. With an album in the works and the ever growing Acid Crunk series running at full s
The success of An-ten-nae’s Acid Crunk series has helped define more than a genre but a culture of freaky funk for the dancefloor.
This time round An-ten-nae picked Cape Town, South Africa based artists ‘Mix n Blend & Narch’ and then put the track through his own remix actions and got remixes by some of the US west coats most sought after artists of the moment, namely; Beats Antique, Dov, Mochipet and Random Rab. From the jazzed out instrumentation of Beats Antique to the hyphe glitch of Mochipet the effect is high impact and made for dancing.
Mix n Blend & Narch have been rocking festivals around South Africa from Oppikoppi to Rezonance and then keeping their local Cape Town scene funky and fresh with diverse beats.
Mix n Blend s debut album in 2009 ‘Look Mom, No Hands’, on African Dope Records was widely supported including Boom Monk Ben from Solid Steel Records UK including numerous Mix n Blend tunes in his now famous Solid Steel Mixes. 2010 also started hot for these young fellas with their dubstep crunk ‘Get Crunk Wit Jesus’ track getting signed to UK based Skanky Panky Records and selling well. The future is bright with Mix n Blend & Narch bringing us a little of that sunny South African heat.
We were first blown away by Masia One through her work with ill.gates & Meesha on the track ‘Irma Vep’ released on ill.gates album Autopirate (MutiCD006) and henceforth discovered her album PULAU.
Hearing the similarities of her Hip Hop with contemporary Electronica, Grime and Dubstep, our electronic producers were eager to work with her, we approached Masia One about remixing some of her lyrics, this package includes remixes by An-ten-nae, ill.gates & Meesha and Mochipet.
MASIA ONE is true to her name sake - the first female to be nominated for a Much Music Video Award (Rap), winner of the CCNC PIONEER accolade and constantly redefining the sound and cultural boundaries of Hip hop music. Her most recent album PULAU has reached no. 2 on CBC Radio 3’s Top 30, no. 1 on CJAM (Windsor) radio and remains in the top 10 on SE Asian Radio charts.
Masia One is currently taking on Hollywood, completing her latest album with Los Angeles based record label Kops & Robbers. Grammy award winning producer Che Vicious has crafted an album that features Masia’s remarkable flow over highly infectious dancehall, electro and dance rhythms. This much anticipated release will catapult Masia One into the mainstream as this Singapore- Canadian girl becomes a household name for urban music internationally.
An-ten-nae has long been a purveyor of fine exotic beats and low slung crunk.
Acid Crunk Vol 2 started off as a free mixtape that has now been downloaded over 37,000 times. Now, what is Acid Crunk?
It’s a no rules genre bending booty shakin’ synthesis of the dirty dirty that makes that subs in your low rider bump; and it sure goes nicely with that Ice Cream paint job. In the words of Martin Turenne (Straight.com) Acid Crunk “Conjures the druggy textures of early house and the fearsome bass of millennial hip-hop, marrying the West Coast breaks sound with the brooding atmospheres of London’s dubstep scene.”
Acid Crunk Vol. 2 kicks off with An-ten-nae’s own low frequency taser, Bang That, he locks in the dance floor with a deep electro groove and then fires up on all cylinders with a flick of the switch. Next up is Ooah (Glitch Mob & PANTyRAiD) From it’s lush start to its acid tinged convulsing basslines, ‘Foolish Silence’ has devastated every dance floor it’s been dropped on and his live performances have induced pandemonium across the globe, Most recently he appeared on the soundtrack of Tim Burton’s masterpiece film ‘9’. Datsik has virtually dominated the Beatport dubstep charts for months, and here again proves why he is a new standard in audio excellence. With ‘Southpaw’, Datsik delivers the goods. The other half of PANTyRAiD (aka Marty Party) turns Acid Crunk on its head
with a jackknife of a bass-driven track. Following the current success of the PANTyRAiD album The Sauce, (Marine Parade) Marty ‘s forthcoming album, on the same label, due in January 2010.
From ‘Down Under’, our Australian agent in crunk, Opiou, adds a little funk with his crunk ‘King Prawn’. Look out for his forthcoming EP on Addictech Recordings.
Akira Kiteshi has earned support across the board from the likes of Mixmaster Mike, N-type to Mary Anne Hobbs, with ‘Ulysses’, this Scotland native delivers his own nasty brand of alien funk infused dubstep from the 31st century.
Head south to Bristol and you’ll find Gemmy, one leg of the ‘Purple Trinity’ (with Joker and Guido) His newest offering ‘Bleep’ is some Bristol / Brizzle Bass Crunk guaranteed to turn those head nodders into instant body rockers. For more of his unique brand of crunk, check out his track on Mary Anne Hobbs newest compilation “Planet Mu”.
An-ten-nae returns with a remix of ‘Do You’ by UK supergroup Freeland (feat. Adam Freeland & Tommy Lee on Drums), he dissects the track into a heaving acid tinged monster sure to make all the ladies squeal.
The next 3 tracks showcase emerging talent from the US and Canada. Apox who hails from Nevada, Colorodo’s own Samples and Ill-Esha & Dewey DB (Vancouver) throwing down tasteful and versatile tracks from the ‘Glitch Hop’ school of crunk.
Collaborations often bring out the best in artists, and ‘Pharma Sutra’ is a testament to that and this off beat slammer by Filastine (Barcelona) and Ill.Gates (Toronto) will make your jaws drop. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Chillout maestro Bluetech helps bring things down a bit, journeying into thedeeper shades of crunk with ‘Waiting For Initiation’.Finally, no global journey into emerging electronic genres should be complete without a stop to Berlin,so we leave you with Robot Koch and his off-kilter beauty of a track ‘Hard to Fin’, off his upcoming album Deathstar Droid.
Symbiosis Gathering in it’s 5th year has become a unique festival in Yosemite California featuring leading artists in a broad range of music styles including House, Electro, Dubstep, Breakbeat to Jamtronica and performance art groups like The Yard Dogs, artist Andrew Jones visual art project called, Phadroid and live painting by Alex Grey.
This year they contacted Muti Music to help put together a compilation featuring some of the stars and rising stars of the 2009 gathering and the result is nothing short of spectacular, Muti staples like An-ten-nae, Heyoka and Knowa Knowone are featured along with the likes of Eskmo, Beats Antique, Worthy and Goddess Alchemy Project, the compilation also features the debut release from Mimosa’s one side project with Sleepytime called, SexyTime. Pop it on and get ready for a diverse journey into festival style electronica.
We are honored to have such a quality group of established and emerging artists providing their own take on ‘Irma Vep’, the styles range from Glitch Hop, to deep Dubstep and a few other polyrhythmic versions in between, some feature the vocal and others chose the instrumental route, whatever your preference there should be a version for you.
In the past year, ill.gates (also known as The Phat Conductor), has remixed Si Begg on Noodles, Eprom on Addictech Recordings, Sub Swara on Low Motion Recordings co-produced and remixed DJ Dan with Robb G and released a highly acclaimed artist album ‘Autopirate’.
Meesha was first featured on ‘Autopirate’ and has since made a mark for himself in dubstep, one of his tracks was recently included on Starkey’s mix album, Starkbass, out on the Lo Dubs label.
Masia One is one of the most dynamic women in Hip Hop today, fostering a community of B-Girls and promoting independent Hip Hop in Toronto and abroad, you will be hearing a lot more from her on Muti Music.
Following up on past successes, we got some remixes done by some of the most dynamic emerging talent from Canada and USA in the dubstep and ‘glitch-hop’ scenes providing a good variety of vocal and instrumental mixes, many of which are already seeing huge support. This EP is being released along with a great new video of the original tune.
Special thanks to the video production team and artists at Tokyo based www.lightrhythmvisuals.com
An-ten-nae - Acid Crunk EP 5 fulfills all the themes that have been featured in this ‘acid crunk’ series that has included performances and remixes by Ghislain Poirier, Face-T, Lawgiverz, Dov, Samba and Outersect.
This time round we are honored to also have Jamaican dancehall star ‘Buccaneer’ featured twice, delivering an awesome vocal performance that flows effortlessly over heavy basslines.
An-ten-nae’s Acid Crunk EP 4 fulfills all the themes that have been featured in this ‘acid crunk’ series that has included remixes by Ghislain Poirier, Lawgiverz, Dov and vocal stylings of Samba. Once again Samba is featured, however An-ten-nae delves into his dubstep influences this time for a very deep and pleasurable experience that will also rock the spot.
Left Coast Stomp is already emerging as a ‘Left Coast’ anthem and we know that you’ll hear a lot more from An-ten-nae in 2009.
An-ten-nae’s Acid Crunk EP 3 fulfills all the themes that have been featured in this ‘acid crunk’ series that has included remixes by Ghislain Poirier, Lawgiverz, Dov and vocal stylings of Samba. Once again Samba is featured, however An-ten-nae delves into his acid influences this time for a very deep and groovy session.
What are they saying about this release:
Nick (Interchill) : “Very cool … Liking this one lots. Also liking Nanda’s album”
Sneak-E Pete (Blunted Funk / Samurai FM) :”dope stuff, Adam should be proud of this…really diggin Djelem and Monkey in My Attic a lot…and the remix of Outersect, will definitely play out, and put on some upcoming Samurai FM mixes.”
Acid Crunk EP2 takes us deep into bass driven, Electronica, Hip Hop and Dub fusion territory featuring a remix by Ninja Tune artists Ghislain Poirier & Face T and then also a more dance club oriented mix by Muti’s own Dov.
“Long established San Fran producer An-Ten-Nae ditches his (tired old) breakbeat, trance and techno, in favour of ‘acid crunk’, cranking up the dangerously dirty electro beats over a death metal style grunt to die for. Distinctly French in vibe (as in Institubes/ Level 75 style French) Destroy The System might do exactly that.Evil.”
Mike Hogan Reviewer for: MOFO, Flux mag, TTR mag, Nuskoolbreaks.co.uk, Breakspoll.com: DnA - Elixir - Muti Music
Back in the day San Francisco was thought of as the hippy capital of the world, the inherent drug consumption must have made it’s way beyond the water to the very foundations of the city itself. Muti Music, the West coast’s most experimental (in a “don’t give a fuck - if its good, it’s good!” kind of way) breakbeat label keeps managing to excel itself in terms of non-conforming beatiness.
DnA brings us an incomparable melange of techno, tech funk and glitched breaks in the shape of ‘Elixir’, a track that has certainly dug deep into those acidic foundations for narcotic induced inspiration. With an almost aphexic blend of 4/4 heavy heavy stomp and twisted glitchy breaks the ‘ruined’ remix continually modulates it’s gruff synth-shapes (whilst bending the mindframe) before encouraging involuntarily body re-shaping on the dancefloor. Not for the timid, or impatient, this should be mixed long and hard, fairly late at night when the party extras are at full peak.
For a slightly more straightforward breakbeat version old noodles (Si Begg of course) himself has worked his sonic mastery with his bleep n glitch genome remix. Long drawn out bass edits and showers of blippery pepper the beggy breaks. Lurching between glitch breaks, grime and late night gloom it’s sure to be a trigger favourite, again - for the late night crew, don’t expect smiles and hands in the air though!
Outstanding listening! Clipping Paths provides deep urban vibes, bass-driven tribal mid-tempo, trip hop and ‘glitch-hop’ that will also rock most dancefloors. The last few tracks take you into deeper territories providing a luscious ending for the CD.
Muti Music is known for finding new and unique talent, this compilation features the Muti roster and closely related artists who are also emerging on labels like Interchill, Cyberset and Native State.
Clipping Paths is a compilation showcase of the sounds that are moving the west coast at the moment as well as many other areas around USA, including small pockets in Colorado, Texas, Oregon and New York.
The CD ranges from deep urban vibes from Suff-x, Undecided and Vibesquad, to ethereal bass-driven tribal midtempo and Trip Hop from an-ten-nae, Nanda, KiloWatts, Timonkey and Dov, to a crunky mixed genre mid-tempo track from Ooah, that is sure to rock most dancefloors, but deep enough at the same time to prove the perfect segway heading into the deeper territories of IDM, Leftfield and Nugaze inspired tracks from Audiovoid, Kraddy and Slidecamp ending the CD in a very warm and luscious space.
Many of the styles featured have been growing in popularity and seeing large exposure with the emergence of a similar musical tastes in scenes growing in Berlin, San Francisco, London and even Cape Town. This ‘newer’ sound has partially been an homage by producers to the Hip Hop and Big Beat along with early experimental electronica that they loved in the nineties and bootlegging the hyphe and crunk of the new millennium with the new digital tools and a new production based prowess.
Muti Music is known for finding new and unique talent, this compilation features most of Muti’s regular roster and then a group of closely related artists that we are feeling, who are also emerging on labels like Alpha Pup, Interchill Records, Dirtybird and Native State.
This compilation is as fun for a manic dancefloor stomp, a come-down session, a groove and a mingle, a fire warmed cabin or even a walk on the beach.
‘Conscious Ferilla’ was one of the first tracks spawning the genre classification ‘Glitch-Hop’ and has been played by everyone who does the midtempo breaks business. Kraddy - Brecht has become somewhat of a classic wobbly bass track with it’s epic intro and support form a wide range of DJs and this time Dov also enters the roster on remix duties with a steppy rework combining ethereal voice sounds along with sirens and wobbly bass.’Becht’ was also included on the ‘Sound In A Vacuum vol 2′ on Atomic Mouse Recordings and on Kraddy’s artist album ‘Truth Has No Path’ on Refiner Records. This EP also saw the first outing of the collaboration project between Dov & An-ten-nae composing as D’nA, this time combining electro bass influences with tearout breaks and dubby vibes, it is a smasher on the floor.