With this impressive acid techno release, two constant figures of the scoped acid techno scene began their new collaboration project. Mike Volt from Enschede (Netherlands) visited Accentbuster’s house, not only for some sightseeing in Hamburg, but also in his studio. Having a great time together the result of it is also a 4-tracker filled with solid proper and uncompromised acid techno tunes. While been in technoide activity since the early 90s solo and in different combos both – in that spirit – brought their individual parts and influence into these timeless acid techno tracks.
Strongly impressed by the Hamburg harbour – the ‘gateway to the world’ – and especially the old elbe tunnel they formed out wavescapes that strongly underline the ambience of being underwater. This comes twisted with the well-known hypnotic and subtle psychedelic effect of two 303 basslines singing together (as they said: ‘one original from the 80s and one with 21st century transistors’). No less than Newcastle-upon-Tyne based Hypnohouse Trax label group from John Rowe decided for the signing, in tradition for numerous impressive hypnotic acid releases, also already by Accentbuster or Mike Volt themselves.
Did I mention I am the proud owner of one (of only 10) vinyl test pressings of the upcoming release nr 1 on Hypnotech Records? Frank Wirth aka Accentbuster was so kind to hook me up with a copy, thanks for that again by the way!
Hypnotech Records is the new vinyl label by Hypnohouse mastermind John Rowe who already released lots of Accentbuster stuff and our collab EP Destination 313 recently. So here we go with the first release which features John’s track Hypnohigh originally released on Chris Liberator’s Superconductor Records back in 2012. The A2 track is a 2017 re-work by Gendefekt while the b-side features two original tracks. B1 is “Huhh!” by Healium and B2 is “Operation Gladio” by Accentbuster originally released digitally on Hypnohouse Tracks 007 back in 2012.
So here we are some 20 years later than I expected but here we finally have Frank’s first vinyl to be released soon. Congrats my friend! I hadn’t thought it would be an Acid Tune by Accentbuster but as you all know: Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.
Preorder your copy and check out the previews in the vinyl mailorder links below.
With the gathering of Stockholm´s Oedla and Hamburg´s Accentbuster there were two things that happened to us on different levels.
The one thing is that two great acid minds were connected to each other, one from the female and one from the male side of pure acid energy.
By this way naturally impulsive and affective virtuosic acid techno elements are formed and ordered for you into an intoxicating straight forward stream of techno soundscapes that naturally force you to move your feet instantly.
The other thing is that this two exceptionally gifted artists are by now working on their own true, honest and proper techno music mainly in the so called “underground” since over 20 years now. Although they are underground, they had lots of releases and fertile cooperations.
For Oedla it has to be mentioned that she has also had collaborations and Releases together with e. g. Dj Misjah or Cari Lekebusch. Besides of that she was the founder of the timeless acid techno label “Acid All Stars” that brought us many impressive releases.
For Accentbuster one should say that he has been active in DJing and producing since the early 90s and is by friendship very near to many old techno and not only acid heads in Germany. He has also been very deep into collaborations, one of the most productive to mention is Fogmountain Soundsystems together with his best friends including also his DJ partner Florian Breidenbach.
So we are very glad to inform you that this new Stockholm-Hamburg axis has given us a completely fresh but also origin-orientated way of acid techno sound that´s quite well looking for one´s peers. Here are the first three tracks called “Save our souls”, “Rainbow Warrior” and “Standing Wave”.
Release No 4 on English Label Hypnohouse Trax is the “Slush EP” by J. Raninen & T. Kesäniemi aka Healium from Finnland. The title track “Slush” got remixed by Accentbuster and John Rowe. Dirty Acid Techno :-)