Review: Last year PBR Streetgang launched their Kurtz label via two tidy 12" singles containing a wealth of sleazy, acid-fired fare and stripped-back, warehouse-ready treats. They've flipped the script slightly on their delayed third Kurtz EP, offering up a title track that showcases their deep, atmospheric, percussively punchy and alien-sounding take on electro. Quin Whalley dons his occasional Johnny Aux alias for the obligatory remix, successfully pitching up the beats and adding some spacey sounds for an authentically intergalactic electro feel. Elsewhere across the EP, 'Sendeturm' and 'Thru The Shutters' are both analogue-rich synthesizer workouts that reminded us of the late, great Greek composer Vangelis.
Review: If you're in the mood for some muscular sweatiness laden with mind-altering electronics, jacking drums and trippy effects, this EP of "Acid Tools" from Leeds lads PBR Streetgang should be right up your alley. They begin by wrapping Syclops style acid riffs and echoing vocal snippets under a titanium-tough beat on "Ron (Full Fat)", before stripping the track back to its TB-303 driven skeleton on "Ron (Half Fat)". Deeper and even more trippy thrills are provided via the squidgy acid bass, effects-laden spoken word samples and heady late night vibes of "Ron (Longhair Remix)", while "Ron (Semi-Skimmed)" is an excitement and energy filled drum machine jack-track for DJs who like to get inventive in the mix.