AK Sports celebrates the launch of their new Club Madhouse Records label this summer with a brand new EP, ‘Club Madhouse_001’, out on 1st August. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Been A Long Time’ below.
The Sydney-born, LA-based DJ and producer’s latest four-tracker follows October’s ‘Lost In The Sauce’ EP. Like that release, ‘Club Madhouse_001’ is a suite of raving techno textures and playful synthwork, calling on the DJ and producer's Aussie warehouse rave roots and future-facing grooves in equal measure.
The Rinse FM resident gets right down to business on ‘Been A Long Time’, the EP’s most urgent bid. Skipping on a seismic bassline and galloping techno beat, the cut comes preloaded with the same chaotic, punkish spirit as her WARP MODE warehouse parties with Bianca Oblivion and Star Eyes.
‘Wut U Waiting 4?’ taps into the more experimental vein of 2022’s ‘Displaced’ with wicked, mechanical squelches and a chopped-up Gwen Stefani sample, while layers of lush, rolling percussion on ‘High As I’ pay tribute to the golden era of trance.
Rounding out the bandcamp-only EP, ‘Let Me Go’ arrives in a flurry of lush pads and trancey samples to soothe the ears after the maelstrom – a fitting conclusion to a project which places AK Sports’ boundless energy and multi-genre mastery at the forefront of proceedings.
The EP marks the launch of the producer’s new imprint, Club Madhouse Records — a home for femme, non-binary, and ally artists to showcase eccentric club sounds.
Revisit AK Sports’ recent Fresh Kicks mix and interview here.
‘Club Madhouse_001’ is out 1st August and available for pre-order here. Listen to ‘Been A Long Time’ below.