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Acid Cats announce their ‘Intrusive Thoughts’ EP

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Acid Cats have announced their four-track EP coming on Analytic Records titled ‘Intrusive Thoughts’ EP, due for release in November.

Originally heralding from Portsmouth, England, the production duo of Richie Collins and James Harrison have been around the house and techno scene from its early inception. James ran a specialist record shop and Richie was promoting an event called Sunday Sessions, this is how they first met. A lifelong friendship was born. 

James had been tinkering with production while at university and got his break with Leftfield’s now highly desirable Offshoot imprint. Recording as Sub funk, James found his way into the record boxes of Laurent Garnier, Mr C and Billy Nasty. Meanwhile, Richie continued to DJ regularly for various events and pirate radio stations such as; Point-Blank FM.

After a while, James hooked back up with Richie in 2021 and the pair immediately gelled like never before. They formed Acid Cats, a heavily 303-influenced sound with a modern take armed with a stack full of tracks in the offing the duo is looking to establish a live act in 2022.

“Diode” is a great continuum of the EP; the disposition of this track means business from the beginning with a deep and bouncy bassline. Acid Cats, once again, get squelchy with the TB throughout this piece. An impeccable choice of elements with all the right decisions made on the reverb used to build a piece that will paint any dancefloor with the mood this track projects.

They said about this release “Can’t wait for this to be released on Analytic, 4 tracks we’re really pleased with…4 tracks of weapons-grade acid.”

We premiere ‘Diode’ on Data Transmission, check it out here and grab it on Beatport.

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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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