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Despite the lockdown seemingly slowing time to a crawl, the Sloth King himself, Sacha Robotti, has been stepping things up a gear with the 2020 re-launch of his Slothacid imprint. Having taken the time to refocus, August 14th sees L.A duo Tau0n return to the label with their “Like A Bell” EP – a release that lands during a new era for Slothacid with the label now welcoming productions from external producers and doubling its output with two releases per month moving forward.
It’s fitting, therefore, to have Tau0n begin this new era for Slothacid with them being one of the first artists to release on Slothacid back in 2019 on the Sacha Robotti collab “Forget Tomorrow”. Channelling the same distinctive sound, the duo doesn’t disappoint on “Like A Bell” with the title track bouncing out of the gates with a tightly-produced, sample-led cut that keeps the energy high and a creative palette that keeps you guessing.
“I’m so excited to release this Tau0n three-tracker on Slothacid, Tau0n have been part of my close LA friend circle in the past few years, and I’m grateful that we’re also kicking it creatively again, as you can hear on our collab “Just Vibin'”. I love each one of the EP tracks and can’t wait to play them on virtual streams and out in the physical realm too. Much love and support!” – Sacha Robotti
“Just Vibin’” sees them collab with Sacha Robotti on an acid-tinged electro weapon that loops vocal samples over a groovy bassline from start to finish. Closing the EP with “Like A Stone”, Tau0n takes things down a decidedly darker route with a track that twists a mid-2000s electro vibe and morphs it into a percussive, techno growler. No matter the set time – the “Like A Bell” EP has you covered.
“So, first of all, super excited for the debut release on Slothacid. During the pandemic and these times where people are struggling for freedom, it’s so important to try and bring some joy and show that light at the end of the tunnel. Sacha, with Slothacid, is in this way able to bring the funky fun of electronic music to us through his label without deviating from its rebellious roots of fighting for equality and freedom. Thank you Sacha for letting us be a part of this journey with you.
Like a Bell is that track to which you just have to shake your booty to. We tried to take that old school Chicago-house vibe and modernize it. It’s literally a song about clapping those buttcheeks and shaking like a bell. Trivia: the part of the bell that moves and causes it to ring is actually called a clapper. TMI?
Like a Stone intentionally took a bit of a darker turn. This tune is from a while back but I always had it in mind for Slothacid because it’s definitely trippy. Kind of a ‘what the f**k happened here?’ – it’s that dark side of the dance floor, that 4am question: why am I still awake right now?
Just Vibin’ to me is like having a really great dessert after a heavy meal. Did you really need it? Is it possibly a little too much? Yes. But are you absolutely so unbelievably stoked to eat it? Yes. Can we always make room for another dance floor heavy hitter? Yes. Did we have a little too much fun making this one? Absolutely.” – Tau0n
With Slothacid going from strength to strength, this revitalised energy from both the label and Sacha Robotti puts the imprint in a strong position for a successful 2020.
Tau0n – “Like A Bell” EP is out now