Release Date: Nov 26, 2013
Record label: Night Slugs
Genre(s): Electronic, Techno, Pop/Rock, Club/Dance, Tech-House
Three albums in and the work of Toronto-based producer David Psutka continues to defy genres, considering how his Egyptrixx kicked off as a ghetto-tech project where the guest appearance of DJ Sluggo -- the legendary Dance Mania producer -- made a perfectly logical guest shot. Filled with expansive techno, dark tech-house, serene electro, tribal industrial music, and a whole lot of EDM for loyal Wire magazine readers, the producer's 2013 effort, A/B Til Infinity, remains an album where arguing the overall genre is near impossible. Safe to say that Trentemøller fans will find plenty to love here, as songs such as the title cut and "Disorbita" are all intricate, but not too busy, journeys to the dark side of the dancefloor.
There's much to be said for exploring opposites. With Bible Eyes, his 2011 debut album as Egyptrixx, Toronto-based producer David Psutka took a widescreen approach to his mining of the fertile, boundary-less ground of London dance music label Night Slugs. Bible Eyes ran the gamut from lush to harsh, juxtaposed bass and synth in various contortions, and even toyed with guest vocals.
Though his 2010 EP The Only Way Up played an early role in shaping the Night Slugs sound, Egyptrixx is the label's odd man out. He lives in Toronto (not London), his music is less angular than most stuff by Bok Bok or Jam City, and he's not as prolific as his peers. Still, Egyptrixx is arguably the most distinctive of the lot, releasing music that's more psychedelic than it is dancey, especially his 2011 album Bible Eyes.
Toronto-based Night Slugs-affiliated producer David Psutka (a.k.a. Egyptrixx) is back with his second effort, A/B til Infinity, following 2011's much praised debut, Bible Eyes. Described as a "multi-media collaboration with Berlin-based visual artist A.N.F.," the album took shape as a soundtrack to A.N.F.'s graphics depicting "molten off-planet environments, strange underground realms and volcanic caves lined with arrays of fluorescent light tubes."The finished product features a darker, more oppressive sound than Bible Eye's warped synth pop.