sv054 – ac13 – drag race ep (out 10th may)

At Soulvent we simply love working with new talent. AC13 is a young producer hailing out of Brighton. His track on the 5 Years of Soulvent LP really hit us right in the feels for angrier, sub-laden drum & bass – so much so that we invited him back for a fruitful 4-track fumble.

Bad Feeling, as the title might suggest, could certainly leave you with a nauseous notion as tight-knit percussive patterns pair with an absolute stinker of a bassline. Ruthless breaks meet simple yet effective open hi-hats and snaps – all nicely rounded out by a 2-note synth line.

Lightyears is a chance for AC13 to show his range, a liquid-tinged break from the all-out sonic assault it follows. An absolutely mesmerising piano chord progression and top-line melt into a sparse scape of clicks and bass, backed by luscious reverse pads.

Title track Drag Race has a wonkier feel – stuffed full of dissonant low-end and screeching samples. We know this one will have DJs racing for a wheel up!

Lazer Quest already boasts BBC Radio 1 support from the likes of Danny Byrd, shudderingly-satisfying gutter bass paired with playful saxophone notes that pierce through the trademark AC13 percussion rounds. A sublime way to round out this heavyweight EP.

Out in all good stores on 10th May 2019.

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