‘Next Wave Acid Punx’ is a 38-track journey across nearly 40 years of dark club music compiled and curated by Berlin-based Musician and DJ, Luca Venezia aka Curses divided into Chapter 1. Origins (Classics), Chapter 2. Break A Sweat (Recent) and Chapter 3. Maximum Heat (Exclusives).
Inviting friends with a like-minded affection for an 80s rooted sound, and diving deep into his record collection, Curses has put together a three-CD/double vinyl set that takes us from music by Colourbox and Suicide to EBM pioneers, Front 242 through to recent club hits from Zombies in Miami, and 12 brand new, totally exclusive tracks from the likes of Shubostar, Chinaski, and Curses himself. Exploring the darker side of club music, ‘Next Wave Acid Punx’ traces decades of a musical passion and joins the dots between the EBM, New Beat, Italo and Acid House tracks of the 1980s to present music of today.
‘Life in Chains’ by Cornelius Doctor, WL//WH is pleased to premiere, sees the Lyon-based, Hard Fist label boss delivers a rigidly funky club track, whose discordant melodies and industrial-strength percussion delivers a strobe-lit assault on the senses.
Metallic clangors and groovy pulses deftly balance with encapsulating stomping energy through heavy slashing snare beats, crushing claps and deep quivering bassline to intertwine with looping echoing vocals, strident synth slivers and obsessively flashing tinkling chords, providing organic warm emotions to the cold mechanical dancing rhythms.
‘Curses presents Next Wave Acid Punx’ on 3xCD / 2xVinyl set is slated for release on June 4, 2021, through Eskimo Recordings. Pre-Order link.