DJ Schwa and Name Does Not Matter teamed up last year to deliver a wicked concoction; now they're back — on vinyl — with remixes from two of the best in the biz. Featuring two original tracks, and remixes from Posthuman and Jerome Hill, it’s about as evil as you might expect. Think squelching 303s, moody basslines and big beats — there’s no messing about here.
“Ape King” sets the mood with pummelling bass, splashings of acid, and at points, emotional synth work. Followed by an incredibly fun remix from Posthuman, the “Freak Your Body Rmx” blends influences from UK and Chicago hardcore, with a mean acid line taking centre stage. A pure rave weapon, this was made for dancefloors and dancefloors only. Choppy, rave-centred vocals give this remix that oldskool edge that we all crave, and it’s making us feel all kinda ways; the main way being nostalgic for dance music on a heavy soundsystem.
The second original track “Obsolete” strays further into electro territory, cooking up an absolute storm from start to finish. Ruthless without ever getting out of hand, “Obsolete” is a masterclass in controlled carnage. Jerome Hill steps in to give the track a techno makeover to round off the EP in fine style; unsettling synths and a dark bassline completely transform the track into a brand new experience.
Obsolete can be streamed and purchased via Bandcamp.