Justin Cudmore and Hiroko Yamamura come together for a new EP entitled ‘Midwest Panic’ on HE.SHE.THEY. that perfectly encapsulates their shared queer scene experiences and formative years growing up in Chicago.
HE.SHE.THEY return with 2021 pick me up courtesy of H.S.T. family favourites Justin Cudmore and Hiroko Yamamura. Following killer releases on The Bunker NY, Honey Soundsystem, and Phonica Records, Justin Cudmore teams up with Chicago legend Hiroko Yamamura for an acid-tinged and jacking ode to the Midwest rave. Heartthrob, aka Jesse Siminski, also from the Midwest, provides a powerful and deep remix to round out the release.
EP Opener ‘Midwest Panic’ is a textbook warehouse track. It’s raw, dirty and rugged, with acid lines, prickly drums and jacked up percussion all working you into a sweat. The fantastic ‘I’m Not A Trip, I’m A Journey’ is another visceral, full-body workout with more manic acid, angular drums and freaky synths that grow increasingly wild and impactful.
Long time techno mainstay Heartthrob then remixes ‘Midwest Panic’ into a stripped back and spooky roller, with haunting synth designs and occult effects making for an unsettling piece of atmospheric techno. Last of all is ‘Midwest Panic’ (Please No Acid Dub) which has elastic drums and lithe metallic synths contorting and twisting for six arresting minutes.
‘Midwest Panic’ is due August 13th via HE.SHE.THEY and will be available to purchase via their Bandcamp.
1. Midwest Panic
2. I’m Not A Trip, I’m A Journey
3. Midwest Panic (Hearthrob Remix)
4. Midwest Panic (Please No Acid Dub)