London based producer MPIA3 will debut on R&S Records with Your Orders, a six-track EP of stomping, acid-tinged techno.
MPIA3 – real name Tom Russell – is fast becoming a central figure in a blossoming generation of UK techno producers, and 2012 has already seen releases under his Truss moniker for Sigha’s Our Circular Sound and Perc Trax, with the latter release featuring a blistering cut in the shape of “Ganymede”.
This year Russell also launched his MPIA3 guise with a pair of 12″s on the Avian imprint overseen by Shifted and Ventress, and his debut release for the esteemed R&S has peen produced under this name. Fans of R&S in its original incarnation as an outlet for visceral techno will find much to enjoy across the six tracks on offer, which bristle with the kind of nightmarish energy that characterised the 90s techno output of Dave Clarke, Cristian Vogel and Ben Sims. Opening track “Crusty Juice” is characterised by a solder iron percussive stomp which sounds like the sun is setting on humanity, while “Mountain Of Ash” pares back the overdriven kicks for a more subtle roller with an evolving, filtered acid line. Elsewhere Russell also dabbles in classic breakbeat techno (“Roly Poly Babs “, “Your Orders” and “Ridge Way”), while the brilliantly titled “Acid Badger” rivals the opening track for sheer sonic force.
Excitingly, the vinyl edition of Your Order will be presented as a doublepack. R&S have released some decent doublepacks in recent times – Echolations from Lone and Space Dimension Controller’s Temporary Thrillz spring to mind – and this release looks set to match those lofty standards. Your Orders is scheduled for release on December 3, 2012.
A. Crusty Juice
B1. Mountain of Ash
B2. Roly Poly Babs
C. Acid Badger
D1. Your Orders
D2. Ridge Way