Review: Divine 303 on Seth Troxler’s Play It Say It imprint

Artists: The Mekanism, Ataxia and Giacomo & Michelangelo
Title: The Acid EP
Label: Play It Say It
Cat No: PLAY009
Release: Out Now
Genre: House/Techno

Play It Say It is Seth Troxler’s new imprint that is solely aimed and tracks designed to get the dance floor moving. So far the label has seen incredible releases from the likes of Leonardo Gonnelli, Steve Lawler, Clarian and Butch. The label’s next instalment is entitled ‘The Acid EP’ and comes in the form of a sampler which features artists, The Mekanism, Ataxia and Giacomo & Michelangelo.

The sampler kicks things off with ‘Lazy Night’ by Mekanism which as the EP title may suggest is a 303 groover. Mekanism first appeared on Seth’s label in 2015 with his ‘Acid Love EP’ and the artist clearly knows how to construct an acid track. This is a driving acid house track that would certainly feature well in sets by the likes of Ralph Lawson etc. The 303 squelches and worms in and out of the track throughout with some very tasty percussion and one hits. What is does it does very well and this would certainly get me moving on any dance floor. The old Skool stabs in this on the break are devine!!!

Next up on the EP is the Detroit based artist, Ataxia with the track ‘Afternoon Acid’. The track has more of an electronic vibe to it and that acid baseline grumbles away nicely in the background. Plenty of pace to this track as well and it would not be a miss on any techno dance floor. There are some well placed vocal stabs in the breaks and the build up on this track is a beauty, and changes the mood very nicely… You will know what I mean when you hear the track! Savage workout here from Ataxia!

The final track on the EP is ‘Acid Tree’ by Giacomo & Michelangelo which has a more old skool kind of sound to it and more of what I would call a traditional acid sound to it. The 303 used in this track is just sublime and just penetrates your mind like any good acid track should do. The groove is savage and the hits and percussion used are infectious, and have an almost live feel to them. This is my favourite on the EP but all 3 tracks are stunning pieces of acid warmth and grooves. A fine EP here and one to check out if you love your acid!!!


Ian French
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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.