Today we host a stellar premiere from one of the most illustrious producers within the electro scene, Controlled Weirdness. The South London bass merchant arrives on the coveted imprint, Cultivated Electronics with a four track EP that screams vintage electro.
Controlled Weirdness has remained somewhat in the shadow’s of the electro scene, known best for his monthly radio show on Threads, his Presence Unknown label and Electric Sweat events. The DJ and producer is very much intwined in the London scene, yet remains to some degree on the fringes, making the EP name In The Shadows impeccably fitting.
The Londoner has been rocking the decks and perfecting his craft since the mid-’80s when as a youngster, Electro and early ’80s pirate radio started his obsession with electronic music and he played his first gig at “The House of Dolls” in Farringdon where he soon became resident. After a stint in New York from 1989 he met Joel Bevacqua aka DJ Deadly Buda, who after returning to his hometown of Pittsburgh invited Neil (Controlled Weirdness) to play at the first ever rave there in 1991, leading to a 6-month stint of events.
Upon Neil’s return to London in 1992 he started a radio show on pirate station Chillin FM alongside his sister, Stacey (later known as NoYeahNo). Many more events followed until in 1996 and then he formed Unearthly Records. Since then, he has played worldwide from plush clubs to dirty warehouses and has appeared on a variety of labels including Audio Illusion, Control Tower, Praxis, Zhark, Dirty Needles, Fdb and Still Raven.
As Controlled Weirdness arrives on sister label of Cultivated Electronics, Cultivated Electronics LTD which specifies in vinyl only releases he brings with a quartet of prime electro cuts. The four track EP is ripe with tough electro rhythms, timeless acid lines and earthy soundscapes.
Corona Acid does exactly what it says on the tin. A rolling acid soaked club tool that simmers through unwavering 303 lines and heavy 808 bass drums. This is the perfect track to set the tone for the club, or on the other hand wind it down. Top shelf electronic music, from an unsung hero of electro.