Jacking into sight from deep within the aqua-zone, Congolese acid warlord Bintus arrives to mix our latest podcast – a time capsule to the birth of rave music.
Andy Blake and Milo Smee are set to cross swords again as Invincible Scum with a new release on the latter’s Power Vacuum label.
Following a stern debut on Power Vacuum earlier in the year, Milo Smee revisits his Bintus project to further expand upon its dishonourable intentions with your synapses. It’s safe to say that the Bintus sound is no cleaner on this new two-tracker than it was when it first emerged, but there is perhaps a sense of forwards momentum all the same.
Good old acid house; that most hammered of styles in the dance music milieu never really goes away. While its popularity might wax and wane depending on other more contemporary trends, there’s always someone out there getting their hands on a 303 for the first time and twisting it out. At this point in time, acid is well and truly celebrated as the revival of analogue hardware and jacking Chicago house continues unabated, and as such there’s ever more studio bods getting nasty with the frequency and resonance dials.
The name Milo Smee will have registered on the radar of most electronic music consumers in one form or another in recent years, either consciously or unconsciously. Hidden beneath some bizarrely brilliant pseudonyms in Binary Chaffinch and Kruton, Smee contributed a sizeable portion of the Dissident back catalogue and it’s here where his work first became apparent to these ears. However, his production work stretches further back as part of 5 Mic Cluster with Mark Broom, Chris Baker and Fergus Purcell and preceding that, Kactus, a collaboration with his brother Leo.