Having music to work¬†to can be an important part¬†of¬†success, especially if you’re in school right now because finals week is here. Some people like complete silence, save for the wall noise that may be around, some people like post-rock with loads of crescendos, some people like drone or noise and some people like music with a lot of repetition – that’s where a lot of house/techno comes in to save the day. Vancouver resident Bobby Draino’s vinyl debut on¬†100% Silk proves to be¬†interestingly uproarious. Draino’s acid soaked twist on deep house really burns in to your consciousness. “Sean’s Beach” conglomeration of fuzzy synth stabs (courtesy of a 303) and thudding drum machine (courtesy of a 606) is filthy, yet clean – it’s a rallying cry for the dance floor. The Cloudface edit of “Xanthan Gum” at the end of this EP sounds like a rejected track¬†that would’ve been on a Pok√©mon game – it’s definitely one of the most colorful tracks available¬†from Draino. ¬†The Cloudface edit of “Brain Drain” is just four-to-the-floor goodness. Check out the three tracks below and see what you think of them. Cheers!
Before birthing his blasted acid house identity Bobby Draino drummed for various synth-punked groups around Vancouver, and some of that scorched earth live energy bleeds through the five primordial bangers comprising his vinyl debut, Brain Drain. Tracked live through one channel of a space echo straight to his computer, Draino‚Äôs MO is overdriven drum machines saturated with gritty fried acid, bass damage, and blown-tone sequencer patterns, fused into a radical and weird debased mutant house. The EP‚Äôs five tracks are the cumulation of two years of demo workshopping, TR-606 and 303 autodidacticism, warehouse party spelunks, etc; all savvy tactics for developing a shredding, progressively singular style, which BD has in spades. One of the most awesomely wrecked and raw SILK slabs to date. A West Coast wiz worth watching. Mastered by Eric Hanson. Edition of 425.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive