An-Ten-Nae Spills Some Acid For a New EP! The release is called, ‘Raindrops on Roses Remix EP,’ and it’s a fun little release, to be certain. I checked it out on iTunes a little while ago, and though I’m a fan of his Acid Crunk series more than anything else, these tunes on ‘Raindrops’ are also fun. Ooah (of Glitch Mob fame) joins up for a remix of the ‘Raindrops’ tune, too.
There is a high pitched rap in the beginning of ‘Raindrops’ (not sure if it’s male or female, as it’s pitched-up so much, but it sounds female) and although it’s very off-putting in a certain way (each vocal bar is done within a single monotone) I feel like there’s something very confident about the repetition of it… (reminds me of kind of the same thing done with trap music – how you hear the same 808 snares over and over, and yet there’s something entrancing about it.. But I won’t go on too much of a tangent about that right now)
So basically, it’s a four-track EP and if you’ve enjoyed An-Ten-Nae in the past this is something you should definitely check out.
‘Acid Spill,’ the fourth track, is by far, my favorite on the EP. There are references to acid in the lyrics of roses, but with ‘Acid Spill,’ we get a full on acid house / TB-303 session! Of course, it’s not strictly old school, it’s mixed in with An-Ten-Nae’s trademark West Coast crunkification; so you know it’s going to be interesting and modern.
I’ve been hearing more and more acid mixed with hip hop lately, and I gotta say, I’m enjoying it. It’s full circle in more than one way, and I’m excited to see that electronic music is not showing signs of growing stale right now.