Various Artists - Tone DropOut Vol. 5
After an almost instant sell out last time around, London label Tone Dropout return for Vol. 5 of their series of 12”s. An acid washed EP drawing from the ranks of their ever growing family, each of the four tracks celebrates the timeless appeal of the silver boxed 303
'After The Rain' by label regulars The He-Men opens with the soothing patter of raindrops, a hypnotic acid line rising from the deluge to morph into a moody house ride drenched in its own outbursts of spectral sound.
Dawl is also back on home turf with 'Asylum', following a repress of his sought after solo EP for Pareidolia Recordings. Less about seeking refuge than losing your mind it motors along with steely intent, darkly funky bleeps, throbbing acid and industrial percussion embracing the twin legacies of Sheffield and Detroit.
Italian DJ and producer Robbenspierre launched Tone Dropout’s digital offshoot with a full EP last year and makes his vinyl debut for the label with ‘Quarta Vanitas’. Bubbling breakbeat house, a trancey euphoric lead and swirling ethereal vocals take you deep into the thick smoke and laser light of the 4am dance floor.
In the wake of an appearance on Tone Dropout Vol.4, Corporeal Face returns with another rave induced vision. Trapped on one, the rushing warehouse breakbeats and bass of ’Permo’ erupt into waves of acid, fractured vocals and serotonin-depleted synths adding a dark edge to the ecstasy.