Brazilian artist Acid Asian is back on RPM, the sub-label of Charlotte de Witte’s KNTXT imprint, a year after his last head-turning release. His new EP “The Night” is another thrilling four-track outing that fuses hard techno, acid and trance in all new and compelling forms.
Fábio Seiki is São Paulo-based and started his project in 2020 during the pandemic. He has quickly made an impact with his fresh blend of influences from trance to rap to acid to techno. His love of a 303 always shines through.
“This EP I tried to do something different than usual for me, creating an ambient track in which I used Taiko – a Japanese instrument – with other elements and vocals to create a dark and deep ambience. Besides that, I tried not to focus as much on the acid lines like I’ve done in my last EP ‘Break Into Acid’, Acid Asian explains.
“‘The Night’ and ‘Journey’ are tracks that represent this new idea in which ‘Journey’ is a more groovy track and ‘The Night’ is more intimate, focusing on people’s feelings. ‘New Statement’ is more similar to my previous productions, however this time I added a rap part because it’s part of my daily influences. I’m really happy to be able to express myself the way I wanted to with these tracks.”
Here’s what Charlotte de Witte had to say about The Night EP: “Acid Asian is back! One of the purest talents out there is releasing his second EP on RPM by KNTXT and I’m beyond excited about it. I’ve been playing these tracks all throughout summer and I love the fact that there’s an ambient track on the EP as well. It shows how talented and varied Acid Asian is as a producer. Big things are coming!”
‘The Night‘ opens up with stomping drums and serrated trance synths lighting up the airwaves as alien sounds scurry in the middle of the mix. ‘New Statement‘ layers up rock solid, flat-footed kick drums with turbo-charged acid lines straight from a 90s video game. Add in some spooky pads and eerie vocal stabs and you have another techno classic with a killer breakbeat break and rap mid way through.
‘Journey‘ has a frazzled low end and distorted kick that are brought to life by bright melodies that dart about the scales as synths get fired with relentless precision. ‘Valley Of Dreams‘ is an atmospheric and cinematic closer – the sort of menacing soundtrack to accompany the start of a final level boss battle.
This is another hugely potent EP from breakout star Acid Asian on the KNTXT RPM imprint.