In the midst of a career-defining 25-date open-to-close North American tour in support of his new record label and mix series, you’d be forgiven for assuming that was enough to have on anyone’s plate; yet Sacha Robotti continues to push forward in his busiest year yet with the announcement of a second EP via his fledgling Slothacid imprint – The Kitty EP – which will drop Tuesday November 12th as another shining example of why Robotti is one of the scene’s most creative and exciting producers.
Taking cues from the most successful track on the debut Welcome To Slothacid EP earlier in the summer, the forthcoming two-track release is comprised of collaborations with two of the scene’s most exciting artists. Dropping the listener straight into a gritty, techno-inspired cut, the title track leads with an unforgettable hook that has a real UK bassline flavour and shows us another side to the producer’s diverse palette. The Kitty Track sees Sacha join forces with Paris Sinclair who’s been active in the American festival circuit for years in the fashion world and now provides the alluring “kitty” vocals which are twisted and morphed in a way that guarantees this to be a dance floor moment that sticks with you, long after you’ve made it home.
“The Kitty Track” by yours truly ft. Paris Sinclair, started as a loop in the studio with JTJ: a sombre bassline and kind of a dark vibe that for some reason made me think of a little lost kitten in an industrial world. The idea was to lace vocals over the beat, playfully and with double-entendres. Paris did a great job improvising on the kitty theme, and her vocal performance strikes a perfect balance. Is this track about a furry animal? Is this about a female? Is this about a party substance? Have you got a ball of yarn for kitty to play with? I’m happy to finally release this fan favorite on Slothacid, after playing it for a year and a half at every show of mine!”
On the flipside, When U Clackin sees Sacha team up with LA’s Sammy Legs for an energetic, bouncy – and, most importantly – fun romp through the kind of bass-led house which helped cement Sacha Robotti’s name. Effect-heavy vocals provide the track’s namesake as they weave through scattered, layered samples and melodic synths which seem clearly influenced by some seriously classic early 00s fidget house. This track is an ironic nod to the latest “controversy” in electronic dance music and an instructional song to learn how to clack your fans right.
“Another “fan favorite”, this time in a more literal sense, is my collaboration with Sammy Legs “When U Clackin”. This track started out as an ironic social comment about fan clacking at festivals with high temperatures, which caused an IMO minor upset on dance floors that has been elevated to a full-blown scandal in the Twitter and Reddit Universe. Of course we shouldn’t make fun of people who don’t like fan clacking noises, but we also know that fans with fans will most probably always exist and will most always cheerfully keep clacking. To find a compromise we wrote this track which is a manual, an attempt at trying to “educate” the crowd – tongue in cheek, obviously – to clack their fans on beat so we as DJs don’t get too distracted by out-of-beat-fan-clacking. Long story short – when U clackin, clackin for me, I want you clackin on the beat!”
With the biggest headline show of his career at 1439 Ivar Avenue, Hollywood just around the corner on November 22nd, The Kitty EP is the perfect fuel to keep the Slothacid fire burning throughout the mega Welcome To Slothacid: An Open-To-Close Trip tour. With dates selling out left, right and centre, the tour reflects the eclectic approach that the Slothacid releases have seen from Sacha so far, and allows him to utilise the full breadth of his record collection as he plays all-night-long. Expect to hear The Kitty EP in its entirety When U Clackin on a dancefloor this Fall.