Thursday, August 4, 2011
Changing things up a bit, Academik's second EP veers into techno territory with the contagious vibe of Circuitflu.
The original mix is a mutant hybrid of minimal techno fused with hints of clever IDM, courtesy of Dallas-based electro/techno DJ, Vibelung (aka Jimmy Freer). With Circuitflu, Freer's approach to minimal blends clever robot voices with pounding 808-style kicks and a synth riff that evokes the Knight Rider theme without reeking of irony or litigation.
Francis Prève's reinterpretation of Circuitflu turns up the boom with his infectious brand of techno, gene-spliced with a strand of DNA from the better strains of electro. Starting with a handclap-heavy dark groove reminiscent of classic Peace Division, Prève's remix builds to a massive peak that bounces and throbs its way into one of Preve's trademark rising leads. The result is a big room monster that's guaranteed to pack summer floors both at peak-time and after-hours.
Here's what some of the world's top DJs are saying about the Circuitflu EP:
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Of course, since it was a "toy", few artists took it very seriously - with one notable exception: Kraftwerk.