Great 12" - King Rats a total slammer and Airwave Uranium grows into a beast. Very different sounds for different moods, but both really great. Not so into the remix but that's more down to the strength of the originals than to it being bad. mint :-)
Posthuman are London based cousins Josh Doherty and Rich Bevan. The pair have been pivotal in the recent resurgence of UK acid house via a steady stream of their own output, notorious I Love Acid club nights and their own imprint; Balkan Vinyl. Not satisfied with just one successful record label - the I Love Acid brand has recently announced a double LP from legendary UK electronica artist Luke Vibert.
The past 12 months have seen Posthuman on a hot streak with a standout release on Glasgow based Craigie Knowes coming shortly after their critically acclaimed album, Mutant City Acid. Both records found their way into DJ bags far and wide.
It’s X-Kalay next and the duo have served up a pair of typically stripped back acid workouts. Title track “Airwave Uranium” is an exercise in crescendo; building slowly with supple acid lines and menacing pads into a full blown peak time monster. “King Rat” is a raucous 303 jam; elastic basslines, warped synths and punchy drums ensuring heavy rotation across the board. On the flip X-Kalay artist and up and coming acid wunderkid Lou Karsh reworks Airwave Uranium into a real 303 masterclass. Tip!