Austin Corrosive, Fil Devious, Gav Feedback & OB1 – Corrosive 909 01 (Corrosive Digital)

Posted: May 27, 2011 in Acid Techno
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Cat no: Corrosive 909 001
Release date: 24/05/11

Get it from: 909 London 

Recharge – Austin Corrosive
A big tune, this, with plenty to like, starting with hypnotic tribal drums and a vocal sample that gives it a finger of fudgy funkiness. Next a bad-tempered, distorted acid line drops by and kicks the place apart for a while. It’s got horns with it. Things get real nasty. Then it leaves and that funky vocal serenades us out. A good track and a total contender for best of the EP, although that honour ultimately goes elswhere. 

Loose Control – Fil Devious
BPM: 145
Buffeted kickdrum, a sample saying ‘lose control’ (not, ahem ‘loose control’), plenty of breaks and an acid line that builds, drops and builds again. A solid but unspectacular tune. Moving on, and the thinking behind Corrosive Digital is not only to run a digi-only label alongside the vinyl-orientated Corrosive, but also to showcase up-and-coming producers, so the next two tunes belong to a pair of names that are new to us.

Fix as Funk – Gav Feedback **
…and the acid drops in straight away. First beat of the bar and that 303 is snarling: a big, funky acid line that dominates the first half of the track, leaving enticing little details to pop away in the background: old skool bleeps, nicely separated percussion, the ‘damn you all to hell’ sample from Planet of the Apes. Things are mixed up around the halfway mark, and that amazing 303 falls away a bit. Is it instrumentation? No, it’s a power loss. Is it supposed to end that suddenly? I don’t know, but it does. Even so, it gets the coveted double asterisk from me.

Dumbass – OB1
The Dumbass of the title is George W Bush, and the track begins with his famous howler from 2000 when he declared, ‘We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile.’ There are a couple of other Bushisms elsewhere in the track, and while the track’s okay, and the acid sufficiently screeching, it’s… I don’t know, having him in there just feels like an old joke that wasn’t very funny in the first place, and I can’t really get past it. Sorry.

  1. Terrible Shame says:

    Nice 1. The Gav Feedback track is bangin’ and the AC and FD tracks are tidy too, but I agree about the GWB sample on the last one. Strong release tho. Love what those Welsh lads are up to right now.

  2. Austin Corrosive says:

    Thanks for your indepth and honest review of the ep, im glad you like it.
    Regarding your comment about the EP on Beatport on which i feature, i would like to point out that the pricing has nothing to do with me.
    My track which features on the release was picked up by Extreme Forces Record Label from brazil and released by them.
    The pricing has nothing to do with me whatsoever and it is very unlikley that i will see any money coming my way from my contribution to the ep.
    In the last sentence of your review of my track recharge i feel its worded in a way that makes out that im trying to charge over the odds for tracks which is simply not the case.
    Im trying my hardest to pick the scene up thru vinyl and digital releases where all the money goes directly to each artist without it passing thru my hands or me creaming a bit of the top.
    Would you please remove the last bit of your review regarding the price of said ep on beatport as it really has nothing to do with me other than my song features on it, as i feel it could cast a false impression of me and what im trying to do.
    Many thanks and keep up the good work,

    • The White Rabbit says:

      Hi Austin,

      I’m really honoured that you’ve dropped by and sorry that my last sentence misrepresented you. It was a bit of a flippant comment — I know that everybody involved in the scene does it for the love of it — and I’ve removed it. Look forward to new Corrosive releases in the future, and thanks again for reading.

  3. Batistuta says:

    Great review. Dumbass is actually my favorite track on this release – fast, furious acid techno, I love it! The rest of the release is pure quality as well. Look forward to more.

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