Secret Weapons Vol.1: Posthuman


The first in our weekly Secret Weapons column, featuring ten tracks that our featured artists simply can’t leave alone. The Waveform Transmitter’s Ste Knight presents I ♥ Acid’s Posthuman, with ten of their best.

Let’s be honest, we’re a nosy bunch here at The Waveform Transmitter. Never a day goes by without us thinking “Oooh, I wonder what is in THAT DJ’s record box…”. So, to slake our thirst for this kind of intimate knowledge of our favourite selectors, we’ve decided to make their business ours, and we will be running a weekly Secret Weapons column so we can snoop around their flight cases.

This week, we have PosthumanJosh Doherty and Rich Bevan are well known on the underground scene. Be that as their Posthuman collaborative production project, or as residents at their I ♥ Acid nights (which acts as a label, also run by Josh). They are producers and DJs of a fine calibre and know how to throw down a set that is literally dripping with corrosive substances, guaranteed to melt your face right off the minute the first bar drops in.

Grab yourself tickets to see Posthuman play at The Waveform Transmitter Presents: Acid Techno, here.

Currently, the gigging side of the Posthuman project is manned by Josh, as Rich takes a short sabbatical from the live/DJ performances to take care of his family commitments. He is still active in a recording sense, though, so you can still hear what the two sound like in terms of production. We look forward to seeing the return of Rich,in a live capacity, soon.

So, without further ado, why don’t we take a gander at what Secret Weapons Posthuman have got up their sleeves to devastate the dancefloor…

Shadow DancerMatta
On Unknown to the Unknown, this is my absolute #1 track for attacking a fading dancefloor. Jackhammer electro beats and a killer acid line.

We actually remixed the flipside track of this one by Spanish producer Bawrut (aka Silencio) but I love this original track the most. Has an amazing snare roll drop.

DrivetrainThis is Detroit
I almost missed this when it came out, the artwork on the release was pretty offputting…but I checked it anyways and this one went straight into the set and hasn’t left since. It works perfectly with Constant by DJ Club 1235, you can just leave both playing over each other for ages, lifting it only for the breakdown. Perfect.

DuskyParakeet Feet (Jerome Hill Remix)
I’m not a fan of the original but Jerome‘s rework is a proper acid monster. Such an immense acid line.

Another one on UTTU, this lulls you into a false sense of security, all lush pads and rotating voice samples that mix well into almost everything – then the main riff kicks in, always a real hands-in-the-air moment.

HATEBad Organs
Breakbeat madness from HATE…this was all mysterious when first released but I think ended up being revealed as Andy Stott and the Pendle Coven / Modern Love crew. Superb landlord stab triplets.

Mark ForshawMagnetic Highway
Casio Royale badman Forsh on a real lush tip here. This is an epic set-ender / sunrise tune and I’ve been known to play it twice in a row, it’s that good.

The HackerShockwave (Mark Archer Remix)
Two legends combining, this track has all the energy of both Sheffield bleep techno and the intensity of Belgian rave techno. Even Mark Bell would have been proud of this one. Magnificent.

Paul MacJack The Dam Box
A proper 303 roller here, Paul is an absolute master of that spine-tingling hairs-on-back-of-neck-standing-up rush techno. A hugely underrated producer.

PosthumanTry Again
One of our own here. The good thing about not being particularly well known, is you can often drop your own tracks and blow people away cos they haven’t heard them before!

Author: Ste Knight

Editor at The Waveform Transmitter. Lover of acid basslines, cavernous kick drums, and dark rooms. Cut his teeth to Surgeon's blistering techno assault at T-Funkshun in Liverpool and hasn't stopped for breath since.

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