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SFV Acid: Local Artist We Love

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As local heroes go, SFV Acid (neé Zane Reynolds) is, in my humble opinion, one of the most exciting artists making music in LA right now.

Trafficking in a lo-fi deep acid house sound that would be perfectly at home on a Rephlex Records compilation, SFV Acid simultaneously embodies a uniquely 21st century LA punker than punk aesthetic.

It was may great pleasure to start 2012 with him in studio for a Guest DJ set (which you can catch in the archives here) and he’s offered us an unreleased track called “Illegal Rave at Pierce” for your listening pleasure.

Stream:Illegal Rave at Pierce

Despite being an “electronic body music” artist, he’s performed numerous shows at The Smell and played on bills alongside other local favorites of a punkier kind Bleached, Abe Vigoda, & No Age.

Cut from the same sheet of blotter acid as Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and The Samps, Zane has a blissfully tripped out vibe, but his sound actually splits the difference between the electro-funk vibes of local artists like Dam-Funk and Nite Jewel filtered through Richard D. James’ 303.

When I first met him, he was DJing a night at the legendary Dinner House M (which sadly closed last year) called Grown. He currently has a show on Dublab called, “2Daddies Radio” (with Suzanne Kraft) and released his first non self-released EP “New West Coast” on LA’s PPM label earlier this year. He’s remixed local house collaboration B.C. x Delivery and NY’s Blondes.

This coming month he’ll have a new 12″ on the 100% Silk label and a second release on PPM later this year.

— Mario Cotto