2018 Apr 26     
2 Bit Thugs

303-worshipping label Acid 606-61 stick firmly to their guns here...

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is an old saying that Brighton-based label Acid 606-61 have clearly taken to their hearts!

Acid-drenched house and techno are Acid 606-61's stock-in-trade, and this latest single-track offering from Cliquee does little to mess with the blueprint. Simple Chi-town beats sit alongside a squelching 303 bassline while a man's voice explains how the controls worked on Roland's 1982-issued bass synth, and how those controls were used and abused to create "what is known today as acid house". And that's it, basically - aside, of course, from all the chopping/looping of the vocal and freaky tweakin' of the resonance and cut-off knobs that you're already no doubt expecting!

Some 30 years on, there's still always room for a bit of good old-fashioned acid house and this "new old" slice has the chops to stand up alongside the classics.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 27 April



Review Score: 8




Tags: Cliquee, Roland TB-303, acid house, Acid 606-61