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Arclight EP

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Returning with a follow-up to his kaleidoscopic mini-LP Decades Tempest, released earlier this year, Diskotopia co-founder Brian Durr offers up the Arclight EP, four brand new arresting tracks under his BD1982 moniker. A lot more than just an expanded cadence to the full-length, here BD1982 builds on and evolves his unique brand of MPC-indebted warehouse soul and delves further into salient juxtapositions of various movements including - but not limited to - broken beat, new wave, industrial, dub and pop.

Opener Arclight UV is a choice cut of sci-fi soul promptly obliterated with a cascade of jolting heavyweight percussion. The tight machine funk of Miracles shudders with its packed to the brim coltish energy. In Maglev, we are presented with a new kind of negative-zone dancehall propelled by heaving and glistening rhythms patterns that tear up the lino flooring. One closes the EP with lush buoyant synthesizer drones that congeal into a running stream of plasticized tribal percussion and robotic meditations on finding love in the age of an imminent global-scale meltdown.

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released September 28, 2018

Artwork by A Taut Line
Mastered by Nick Barron

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BD1982 Tokyo, Japan

BD1982 is a US-born producer currently based in Tokyo who co-runs the Diskotopia label with A Taut Line.

Now based in Tokyo, his sound draws on a constantly evolving palette of influences ranging from Jamaican dancehall and UK grime on to classic Detroit techno and psychedelia.
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