FNOOB DiGiTAL is back with overdriven vengeance.
Release number 28, entitled The Firelight Fox, comes from Leeds-based producer Loser, AKA Andy Wags of The Music Institute radio show on Leeds's Chapel FM.
Loser surprises us here with a winning combination of flavors: a little bit of Detroit at its hardest, a little bit of late-90s Birmingham grit, and a substantial dose of dirty bass.
The first track, "Acid Alvin", comes at us with a rising synth glissando and an overdriven 303 spiraling through a 909 kick and clap straight from the Dave Clarke Red series playbook.
(Yes, you've heard it before. But would you really want it any other way?)
Acid growls and weaves. Hi-hat sizzles. Bodies move.
FNOOB Techno Radio's own Callum Watson offers a divergent, atonal take on "Acid Alvin"
Pulsing 808 claves and a Dave Smith Mopho swapped for the 303 push the track into new but accessible territory.
"Northern Throb" represents truth in advertising with its thick bass rumble, claps and hats, as well as an arpeggiated synth reminiscent of dark mid-80s body music and proto-techno.
Strategic use of discordant note combinations drive the tension further. This track will mentally alter an audience on a large club sound system.
"All tracks written, produced and performed by Andy (Wags) Watkins. Post production on Acid Alvin by Paul Radley."
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released November 30, 2019