THE ACID has announced the release of their debut self-titled four-track EP (set for 14th April 2014 via Infectious Music). THE ACID started as a project by three artists (see below) who had come together by an incredibly fortuitous chance encounter. The EP was first leaked online earlier in 2013 but thankfully has now been granted a full release.
THE ACID came together from three separate worlds. They are globe-trotting, Grammy nominated DJ and producer Adam Freeland, creator of subversive crossover hit ‘We Want Your Soul’, spearhead of a scene and label boss of Brighton’s Marine Parade Records; Californian polymath Steve Nalepa, whose time is split as a producer, composer, professor of music technology, and the man who devises live rigs for acts such as Drake and The Weekend; and Australian, LA based, artist and producer RY X, whose Berlin EP was released on Swedish label Dumont Dumont and later Infectious in 2013 to softly bubbling acclaim, and who, with his other alter ego as one half of Howling, created an eponymous club smash and toured heavily through 2013’s festival circuit.
RY and Adam, who had initially met in Australia several years prior, ran into each other at a mutual friend’s party in LA last year. They found common ground in RY’s recent Berlin underground music adventures and started hanging out, experimenting with song ideas and recording sketches on their iPhones as they went.
They fast realised their writing styles coalesced into an exhilarating new form. Having written EP opener Animal within 24 hours, it took a mere nine days more to write the rest of the astounding ‘The Acid EP’.