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AC Slater, Take the Night (Owsla Records)
CD Reviews: September 3, 2015

09/03/15



AC Slater, Take the Night (Owsla Records)

In a display of the same level of competitive workaholism endemic to house producers, Los Angeles tech producer Slater has been dropping tons of mixes and singles over the last few years, most notably in the company of Far East Movement, Big Sean and Moby. But his bum-rushing of the L.A. underground scene doesn’t stop there, as he’s actually had the self-assurance to allow one gasping reviewer to anoint him “The King of Heavy Bass House in America,” a signature hip-hop move that fits well with this honky’s rap undertow — this ain’t no euro-disco, that’s for sure, especially with sentiments like “let that booty free” getting (politely) pounded into your head. The feel is half runway-model-house and half garage, his go-to block-rockin’ weapon a steel-drum sample that salutes the UK underground. The cool thing about all this is that people who hate either techno or rap (if not both) could dig it. A — Eric W. Saeger





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