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EKV_014_500px.jpgLabel: EklektischScore: 8/10

Acid District are an up-and-coming production duo from Murcia in Spain. Not much is known about them, save for the fact that their sparse outlay thus far has led them to the likes of Los Suruba’s Suruba imprint. District marks their first first outing for Edu Imbernon’s Eklektisch label-and it’s as formidable a debut journey you’re likely to encounter.

Indeed, momentum is captured instantly via the irrepressible strands of the title-number. Bursting with colour and joyous overtones, it moves with a swagger thanks to its swelling bassline and particularly clever drum work. Just as edgy as David August’s remix of Edu’sNiquel”, it is without doubt, indicative of a real purple patch for the label.

German producer Tiger Stripes puts his own stamp on the original via his remix, one that features a distinct bottom-end, and a tough and menacing kick. In a respectful nod to the merits of the original, it doesn’t abandon its roots altogether, with the spliced vocal, for instance, remaining almost totally intact.

On the B-side, ”Keep on Searching” showcases the producer’s more pensive and thoughtful traits, but it’s the original—and its accompanying remix—that’s set to walk home with the plaudits here.

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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