Anthony Cardinale is an American producer who has just launched this new side-project, Avision. It's clear that the long years spent frequenting and playing at underground clubs in the States has rubbed off on his production style and this EP is a rough, raw analogue ride. The title track sets the tone with its insistent rhythm and noisy drums, while "Stripped" is even rawer-sounding, as a clanging metallic bar bashes away against the backdrop of pumping drums and surging chords. "Dope Jazz" offers some respite - and showcases Cardinale's deeper sound - but it's only a temporary one and label boss Mark Broom drops an intense kick-drum heavy take on the title track.
This is Chris Moss' follow up to his 2015 release on Don't and follows a similarly acid-heavy approach. On the title track there's a maniacal giggle that unravels over rough kettle drums and a primal grinding rhythm. There's a similar aesthetic at play on "DP Acid" with wild 303 tones surging over Chicago house rhythms. The UK producer ramps up the intensity on "Pumped Up MF" where air raid sirens hurtle in over Armani-style kicks - exactly the kind of track that label boss Jerome Hill would play. Moss ends the release with "Elektra" a moody electro workout led by a prowling sub-bass.