Monday, September 15, 2008
i've recently been speculating as to why the acid girls are as underrecognized as they are. while they don't have a weekly output of remixes like most of the blogosphere, they do have a solid body of distinct tracks showcasing their unique taste. is it possible for a group to be too unique and therefore fall between the genre cracks? i'm not quite sure but i speculate this might be a clue to the puzzle.
the guys themselves couldn't even give me more descriptive words than 'techno' or 'weird electro' when i asked them to elaborate on themselves. anyone that knows greg or jamie knows that they definitely have their own distinct musical taste as showcased in their most recent mixtape below. their selection during dj sets ranges from exclusive tracks from friends to obscure techno/deep techno/minimal/progressive/etc. your average club-goer might only be able to name two songs, but it definitely won't suppress the urge to dance.
maybe it was the 6 months they spent in berlin working on music that influenced their tastes so much or perhaps it was the dissatisfaction with the normal range of tracks that most los angeles djs were playing that pushed them to constantly search for something more. and maybe that 'something more' is to forage the way in a new category i can only describe as 'avant-garde techno'. feel free to correct me and the acid girls if you can think of a more accurate genre fit.
that being said, guys, i think you should forget about the blog push for your music... head for the ministry of sound!
the sisters of transistors - the don (acid girls grey disco remix)
acid girls - stupid games
acid girls - this is who i am and this is what i want mix
Posted by Miss Toats at 11:23 PM