Acid Jerks drop an absolutely killer slab of nasty, gnarly, sleazy, chuggy, distorted acid. Crunched-up percussion percolates a menacing 303 bass snarl as Mikey V’s hypnotic spoken word vocal does its thing over the top. Minimal in approach but maximal in effect, it’s an understated, underground bruiser.
ADMN strips it back further on the remix, upping the squelchy acid resonance, slowing the tempo and adding shimmering, haunting pads to make for an even darker twist. Boogs & Ben Silver provide a deep-yet-thumping remix of the original, ‘Atomic’, where warm electric piano chord stabs soften the tonking kick drums and the acid is kept on a leash, muted deep down in the mix.
Artist: Acid Jerks, ADMN, Boogs, Ben Silver
Title: Atomic ft. Mikey V
Label: Refuge Recordings
Release Date: 2022-01-20