Ever since I moved to San Francisco, I’ve dove headfirst into the city’s offerings of local wubs, and I’ve found that Silicon Valley is no slouch when it comes to world-class electronic talent. SF’s An-Ten-Nae and his acid crunk crew are among the most prominent wub warriors in the city. With a penchant for sick live performances and a knack for surrounding himself with other excellent talent, An-Ten-Nae’s local parties are not to be missed. Neither his new release, Acid Crunk Vol. 4, a glitch-packed compilation featuring a variety of artists including a few from An-Ten-Nae himself. Pushing the creative boundaries of crunked up wobbles, the compilation is self-described as “post-dubstep.”
“This isn’t Dubstep, Hip Hop, Wonky or anything usually packaged neatly for mass consumption,” the release states. Whatever it is, Acid Crunk Vol. 4 offers no shortage of destructive beats and inspired melodies. FreQ Nasty’s “relick” of 1000 Buddhas of the Pureland of Bass has got to be my favorite. Be prepared for some heavy moombah action with this glitch-filled dancefloor banger featuring drumline percussion. Want something a little more laid back? Check out Dubvirus’ Music, a slick glitch hop tune that makes you wanna sit back, roll down your car windows, and blast your speakers down the 101. Finally, we’ve got one of An-Ten-Nae’s own productions, a remix of What Have I Done by The Source. A masterful marriage between reflective vocals and glitch, this is one remix that’s not to be missed! Make sure to check out the other tracks from Acid Crunk Vol 4 on Beatport.