SMELLS LIKE ACiiD | EP of the Month + Exclusive Interview
Resident Advisor Review:
“A newer face from Canada turns in two cuts of big and brash techno with just a hint of cheekiness.”
“Making techno with pounding kick drums, reverb-drenched chords and venomous 303s runs a fine line between banging and boring. Sometimes it’s all you want to hear in a dark warehouse, but it can also slip into the sterile and formulaic. Canadian producer Queensyze takes these classic elements and makes them her own on her newest EP, Smells Like Aciid“
Nervous Records’ latest signing is Queensyze, a Vancouver producer who makes pounding, big-room techno. The acidic “The Pretty Lights” is swampy and bleary-eyed, like a night spent at the Gorg-O-Mish afterhours club she often plays at.
Queensyze drops a royal edict of slamming techno on Nervous Records with ‘The Pretty Lights EP’
We love a bit of stompin’ Techno here at LSM and this EP is D.O.P.E! Try out ‘All I Feel’, a squelchy oldskool acid riff, hammering kicks and a huge epic Reese bassline, so full of raw emotion power and darkness that we can’t resist pulling out the Twin Peaks ‘black as midnight on a moonless night’ quote!
The title track is absolute big room mayhem with a tripped out vocal sample, perfect for staring up at lasers! We’re talking pumping acid a la Pump Panel (remember that scene from Blade?)
The intensity reaches a whole new level on ‘Rave With You’ with it’s snarling drop. This is Techno with a capital T, sure to get rotation from Coxy, Fitzpatrick and all the legends!