Lawrence Northall and Molly Dixon (a.k.a. The Caulfield Beats) say they are, “a two-piece garage electronic band based in London” – but be very clear, there’s nothing UK garage about them. They are ‘garage’ in the punk, home-made sense: their mixture of acidic techno, electroclash-y rigidity, subliminal sampled voices and off-beam song structures has a slightly ramshackle quality while still conspiring to kick you hard in the tender parts when you’re not looking. From a generation of producers for whom music studios came in the form of illegal software torrents and production was strictly DIY.
Following their ‘Mexican Smoke’ EP, The Caulfield Beats return with a new single ‘Acid pt.1′. The sister track to EP opener and Boiler Room favourite ’90’s Love’, it demonstrates a continuation of the band’s unique style, in driving bass-heavy dance music, set against a live untamed sound. Sinister and experimental, ‘Acid pt. I’ gives fans an additional taste of what to expect from the debut LP (out next year) whilst steering us into further recesses of a ‘new breed’ in club culture. The Caulfield Beats are making us reconsider our traditional separations of dance music from live bands and in the process causing quite a stir and we welcome them to the Data Transmission podcast today!
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Try to get by, do what you can, listen up.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
At the moment probably the Mademoiselle Butterfly remix.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
It’s straight up, no messing around.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
The last one, they tend to get better as time goes on.
What have you got coming up?
There’s lots of original material in the pipeline, which we’re looking forward to putting out.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?”
Don’t let anyone talk down to you.
Bottom heavy – Maetrik
Mugen – Nicolas Masseyeff
Sweet Peppers – Marc Antona
Cala A Boca Original Mix – Beckers, D-Nox
Lover Original Mix – Ellen Allien
Show Me Original Mix – Maetrik
Phosphenes Original Mix – Simon Flower
Hawah – Xiki, Marc Antona
Acid Uprock Original Mix – Maetrik
Mademoiselle (Martin Buttrich Remix) – Martin Buttrich, Yooj
Dog Tag Sebastien Leger Remix – Sebastien Leger, Format:B
BamBam – Matador
Albertino Original Mix – Guido Schneider, Andre Galluzzi
Watch Me Now (Egbert Remix) – Egbert, Beckers, D-Nox
Little Sisters (D-Nox And Beckers Remix) – Minilogue