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The now 10 year old Acid Test 09 sees a special 10th Anniversary Edition repress with a new vocal mix of track “Test 3”.

The original EP saw acid nomad Tin Man team up with techno dreamweaver Donato Dozzy for three slices of deep acid and dubby, bleepy ambient.

In this special 10 Year Anniversary Edition "Test 3” comes with a new vocal mix and it’s a welcome return to the mic for Tin Man. Perfectly-placed words sit among chiming bells and are layered deep into the echoes, almost like the synths themselves are speaking.

Acid Test 09 proved to be a pairing in 303 paradise, but the results outclassed even Dozzy and Tin Man’s special partnership - they created simply a timeless signal that could broadcast through space ad infinitum. A bit like Roy Of The Ravers' "Emotinium" - it stands proud in the Acid Music Hall of Fame. An essential record for lovers of the Roland TB-303.

Mastered and recut by Rashad.

STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Tin Man & Dozzy revisit this classic moment from the Acid Test archive - adding a vocal to arguably the label's biggest hit. It's a great, sincere idea from a humble but captivating imprint. If you don't know - get to know!

TRACK LISTING

A1. Test 7
A2. Test 3 (Vocal Version)
B1. Test 2
B2. Test 3

Vienna-based producer and 303 maestro Tin Man returns to Acid Test for his first solo EP for the label in over 5 years. It's another impeccable outing of romantic acid variations, especially tailored for unforgettable dancefloor revelations.

Tin Man has been setting the pace for forward-looking acid lovers for close to two decades now, and on his 15th Acid Test appearance he takes the vibe back to early and proto-house roots, stripping back the musical elements while layering in the euphoria with four perfectly crafted slices of feelgood 303.

Opening track "Hidden Acid" already sounds like a long lost classic, with strings draped over bouncy acid and motorik drums, stretching out over nearly nine minutes, and beautifully capturing the feel of house music circa 1991. Swaying Acid comes in all propulsive, toms and congas setting the foundation for melodic acid lines to weave through your heart strings.

On the B Side, "Running Acid" is fully optimized for the autobahn fast lane - a gradual, slow-filtered acid meltdown that builds and releases in tandem with driving hats and vaporous pads that hang over the track like early morning mists. "Wrapped Up Acid" brings the EP to a fitting close, slowing the tempo for a low-key easy dance excursion par excellence - smooth yet spikey 303 riffs punctuate the chords that drift through with a hint of Badalamenti in the progression.

With the "Hidden Acid EP" Tin Man might hark back to more vintage times, but the emotive power is as strong as ever. The naivety of the ‘90s is instead replaced with a conviction behind the musical choices that brings even more weight to the heartwarming vibes. This is acid in some of the best shape it's ever been, enhanced and upgraded specifically for the dance.


STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: 303 wizard Tin Man is back with more of his trademark sound. Gliding acid, skeletal drums, high emotion and a tenderness and purity that's rarely encountered across club music in general. Top stuff.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Hidden Acid
A2. Swaying Acid
B1. Running Acid
B2. Wrapped Up Acid

After appearing on Acid Test’s 10 Year Anniversary compilation Patricia, aka Max Ravitz, debuts an EP on the label with “Less Than 7”, a collection of tracks that sits squarely in the club-focused end of the label’s output. Ravitz grew up in Chicago and has family roots in Detroit; these cities cultivated his affinity for mid-western dance music, with early Trax Records being a standout favorite. Years later, while living in New York, collaborator Alexis Georgopoulos introduced Ravitz to Tin Man’s “Neo Neo Acid” LP (released on Acid Test in 2012). This album struck a particular chord, impacting his creative vision for the Patricia project and setting him on the path towards a fruitful collaboration with Tin Man as Ociya (also released on Acid Test).

After 2021's IDM-leaning “Blue Ridge” LP, the “Less Than 7” EP marks Patricia's return to the dancefloor. Here, Ravitz explores four dimensions of acid music, each track deploying that classic squelch to differing effect. Both tracks on the A side pack a gut punch. The almost industrial beat on “At A. Gallop” stomps along under moody pads and dripping acid lines until, midway, new harmonies reveal fresh vistas. “Head Gap Width” is the EP’s most direct statement, a bolt of dubby techno energy with gurgling acid bass and rhythmic Detroit stabs. The B side then shifts things to a more emotive plane. “Winding To The Side” uses its 9 minutes to fully explore the harmonic interplay between its buoyant braindance acid lines, which are engineered to suspend the late morning dance floor in time. “Coffee Computer” closes things out, with its detuned pads, walking acid bassline and child-like piano lending it a wistful air that falls between house and IDM.

“Less Than 7” was recorded at Ravitz’s home studio in Asheville, NC, and mastered by close friend Josh Bonati.


STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Phhwoooaar! Get on that "Head Gap Width" track! Driving, late night Detroit techno up there with some of the best examples. Feeling the sumptuous, 303-led braindance of "Coffee Computer" too. Yep - a solid addition to the Acid Test archives.

TRACK LISTING

A1. At A. Gallop
A2. Head Gap Width
B1. Winding To The Side
B2. Coffee Computer

Accompanying the cassette album of Lerosa’s fourth full-length, "Catena", this heavyweight 12” features two originals from the album and two remixes from familiar faces childhood friend Donato Dozzy and long-time fellow traveler Jordan GCZ (of Juju & Jordash). Album closer “Suite De Paris” places pitch-bent liquid acid over a huge skanking bassline, the perfect material for Dozzy to make hay with his simmering techno take. Meanwhile, album opener “Apollo” churns with industrial fervor, before Jordan GCZ reduces it down to its acid techno essence, leaving little space for us to catch our breath.

STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Thick, acidic gloop and advanced minimal delicacies from some of the scene's best tweakers. Richie Hawtin eat yer heart out!

TRACK LISTING

Apollo - Jordan GCZ Remix
Apollo - Original
Suite De Paris - Donato Dozzy Remix
Suite De Paris - Original 


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