Newcastle DJ and producer Elliot Adamson has unveiled his wide-ranging new EP ‘Electric Acid Tater Tots’, out 11th October via TRICK.
The first artist other than label head Patrick Topping to release on TRICK, his Geordie compatriot Adamson delivers an eclectic mix of tracks. The EP opener and title track, ‘Electric Acid Tater Tots’ is an acid-soaked techno slammer, strung together by Elliots own robotic vocals. Skream then steps up to deliver the labels first ever remix, a trippy, high-energy workout, before the Electric Acid Tater Vox offers a stripped-back vocal version which is available exclusively on the vinyl. Over on the B-side, ‘NYC Dada’ is an infectious disco-house edit destined to fill countless dancefloors, then ‘11am in Brisbane’ delves into melodic techno waters.
The record is also accompanied by two exclusive bonus tracks. Lesgo Lesgo Lesgo is a true techno odyssey and bonus purely for digital copies of the EP. Then, there is the Electric Acid Tater Tots (Acid Mix), a secret dubplate that has only been sent out to a select number of DJs. A true weapon for the warehouses.
“I don’t recall writing the lyrics, but I like to believe they appeared in the notes in my phone delivered by some divine spirit via the medium of an Apple iPhone XR – cheers Steve,” Adamson jokes. “About four instrumentals existed for about four weeks and I would often find myself standing on the table at parties singing out the lyrics excitedly trying to explain that ‘this is my song.’”
Championed by the likes of Paul Woolford, Annie Mac and Patrick Topping, Adamson is a young artist sitting on an impressive body of work. He’s previously released on DJ Haus’ Unknown To The Unknown, Man Power’s Me Me Me and his own IDEA imprint, with no fewer than three albums already under his belt.
Adamson will also perform alongside Topping on the TRICK tour later this year, at Mainyard in Gateshead (5th Oct), Printworks in London (13th Oct), Derry (31st Oct) and the Warehouse Project in Manchester (8th Nov).
TRICK was initially launched as a platform to exhibit Topping’s versatility as a producer, as well as a platform to showcase the wealth of emerging talent which he has been pushing in his DJ sets.
“Elliot had to be the first artist, other than myself, to release on TRICK!” Topping enthuses. “I’ve been championing his music for years and this release has been a long time coming. He’s now helping me A&R and is a resident at the label parties. His EP genre-hops and this is what TRICK is all about.”
One of the hottest names in underground dance music right now, Elliot Adamson’s maiden EP on TRICK doesn’t disappoint.