THROWBACK THURSDAY: Emmanuel Top – Acid Phase [November 1994]

Lille-born Emmanuel Top was one of the great techno producers of the 90s, and his most recent release, on the deliciously-titled Filth on Acid Records, This is Cocaine, is a blistering return to form…

Back in November 1994, however, Top released what 909originals considers to be his magnum opus, Acid Phase, on his own Attack Records (which thanks to the likes of Nina Kraviz and Marcel Dettmann, has been getting renewed airplay recently).

Starting with a solid pumping techno riff, the track introduces a haunting 303 before a penetrating breakdown terrifies all and sundry. Still an epic tune to drop at 4am (or later), close to a quarter century after it was released.

Top would go on to find international acclaim as part of B.B.E., whose Seven Days and One Week topped the charts right across Europe.

Personally, we’re glad he’s back making acid again…

[Kudos to RaveKing86 for the Emmanuel Top upload, and LIVEDJSETS for the Nina Kraviz upload]


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