Maltese producer Acidulant’s “We Are Children of Acid” forthcoming EP is in no small way an homage to mid-80s Chicago house music, with sounds from the classic Roland machines spiritually transporting the dancer to the moment of acid house’s origin. The first track, “Jack & Acid (Original Mix)” sparks the dancefloor with its rolling bass refrain and energetic percussion while the second track, “Rise to Yourself feat. Lexicon Avenue (Original Mix)”, cuts a deeper groove.
Opening with a sizzling acid bassline and boomy kick, the EP’s title track is gorgeously constructed, with a rich vocal, some jazzy violin, and a thoughtful variety of percussive elements.
Closing out the release is “The Underground Ritual”, a dark, electrified tune with an echoey synth refrain and elaborate percussion, sure to delight the house heads as it sets fire to the floor.