HTID: Heaven-sent Tekno Impakting Dancefloors, or Hardcore Till I Die is Calum Macleod and Liam Robertsons third Electric Deluxe record of 2016. As was the case with Timeslip Roadmender and follow-up An Outrageous Fate Type, HTID is a chomping, foaming, kinda nutty set of industrial techno-jungle half-breeds. They were happy party things once, a long long time ago, but after decades festering in a petri dish they turned mutant and multitudinouswhich is why there are twice as many of them this time.
If a 4/4 pummelling is your thing, Dinner At Skinjas has you covered. Quest Posse Wanted meanwhile is bullet-riddled breakbeat, and Fallout? Thats the sound of rave resurrected, rewound and rolled back out again. Rush In 2 Orbit (Skinnergate) shows off the pairs abstract side, which a track like Panosonics lashes things down into something more club friendly. Stick Knuckles Heavy Vanguard on to get the masses motivated, then drop Base Damage to show em you mean business. Once everyones knees are good and swollen, float Floatation Advice as a peace offering, which actually is anything but.
Clouds will be performing at the Electric Deluxe Presents Warehouse Edition in Amsterdam on Dec 30. They join Speedy J, RØDHÅD, Dax J, Shifted, Ø [Phase], VRIL, Jeff Rushin and the Noodlebar Soundsystem for a night of frill-free thrill-seeking dance music. No fireworks, no dazzle, just techno at its finest.