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AC Slater, Bass Inside (OWSLA Records)




AC Slater, Bass Inside (OWSLA Records)
CD Reviews: May 19, 2016

05/19/16
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



AC Slater, Bass Inside (OWSLA Records)

We went over this Los Angeles producer’s last record, Take the Night, back in August of last year, pointing out its crossover appeal, which falls between runway-techno and hip-hop. Since then, he’s founded the Night Bass party in L.A., which has been a Place to Be for the velvet-rope crowd out there. This rather disappointingly short three-songer lifts off with the title track, rattling off a series of beats that move from Kung Fu Vampire-like horror-core to smooth-sliding tech-dance to slowed-loop Death Grips terror-rap, all before settling into a dance groove that blends all those parts together. “Flacid” sounds a little too similar to that opening track, but with such a unique slant on the underground dance space previously owned by people like Deadmau5, I’ve gotta give him a hall pass. Put more succinctly, this stuff is awesome, and even if there are fewer steel drums than the last outing, it’s still an enticing, original vibe.





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