Anna Wall & Corbi
DATS IN THE ATTIC EP
12" Vinyl UK
Anna Wall and Corbi meld nostalgia and modernity, while Escape Earth and Chrissy give it additional twist in their remixes.
New Fabric resident Anna Wall and production partner Corbi, head of Fina Records, rummage through dusty ’90s nostalgia for their ‘DATs in the Attic’ EP, twisting UK hardcore heritage through the prism of contemporary house and breakbeat. The classic drum break of ‘DAT 1’ grooves amid its dry ice shrouded swirl of synth lines, with vocal exaltations, exhalations and exclamations appearing and disappearing into the foggy, sweaty haze. ‘DAT 2’ rides another breakbeat, but is cooler and more reflective in its message of oneness. Ritual Poison bosses BufoBufo and Corporeal Face reunite under their Escape Earth moniker for the remix, mashing both tracks into a strobe-lit acid bubbler that flips between breakbeat and four-four. On the other side, ‘DAT 3’ builds to trancey rave euphoria, its breakbeat house blueprint riding a heavy bassline that interplays with a scratched vocal sample. Fresh from the release of his excellent ‘Resilience’ album, the now San Francisco-based Chrissy teases out the melodic elements, adding twinkling arpeggios and swinging percussion for a re-version that ventures off into glorious Balearic Euro-house. DATs the way we like it. [info sheet from distr.]