Next Wave Acid Punx DEUX – DJ Sampler

‘Curses presents… Next Wave Acid Punx DEUX’ is happening! Ahead of the full release in the fall we are excited to bring you this DJ sampler as a taster.

New Compilation by Eskimo Recordings

On this 12” you’ll find two unreleased (!) Curses reworks of Nuovo Testamento and J.W.B. Hits The Beat originals that have been absolute highlights in his DJ sets lately, and two tracks by Mary Möör and Cabaret Voltaire that are taken from Curses‘ classics selection.

Opening this 12″ is an exclusive remix of Los Angeles and Bologna based Nuovo Testamento’s Heartbeat by Curses himself. Taken from the band’s 2023 album Love Lines, Heartbeat – in its original form a shimmering italo synth pop number, part Danceteria-era Madonna, part Yazoo – has been ruthlessly retooled here by Curses for strobe lit sweatboxes. Shifting the emphasis from its sparkling synths and pop melody towards the rhythm section, the track’s synth bass now dominates the track just as its martial kick drums and gated snares push us deeper into EBM territory.

Originally released back in 1987, Curses‚ ‚Revamp‘ of New Beat classic J.W.B. Hits The Beat’s Body On Body brings the track right up date, pushing the tempo and toughening up the drums whilst stripping it back down to focus on the portentous choral synth pads and teasing us with its ecstatic vocal samples before the effervescent Italo melody brings it all together. A perfect synthesis of past and present, much like the compilation it’s taken from.

‘Next Wave Acid Punx DEUX’ is a return to the dark romantic of the past, present and future. An undying passion for all things post-punk/wave/body music and beyond.

Tracklist:

A1. Nuovo Testamento - Heartbeat (Curses Remix)
A2. Mary Möör - Pretty Day
B1. J.W.B. Hits The Beat - Body On Body (Curses Revamp)
B2. Cabaret Voltaire - Blue Heat (12" Mix)
Bonus track: Nuovo Testamento - Heartbeat (Curses Remix - Edit)

Release date: October 20th.
More about Curses latest release here.

Biography

Berlin-based Curses brings a romantic edge to the dance floor, blending 80’s New Wave, the darker side of Italo-Disco and flashes of EBM with his own ghostly vocals.

The debut album from Curses, ‚Romantic Fiction‘ dropped on Jennifer Cardini’s Dischi Autunno imprint in October 2018, launching his live act which brings the guitars, vocals and energy of the album to stage as a duo. Whether it’s DJing in the main room at Circoloco DC-10, or performing live at festivals like, Nuits Sonores, Curses brings punk and new wave energy to all dance floors of any size.

Curses has also released on labels such as Permanent Vacation, Bordello A Parigi, Oráculo Records and Wrong Era, and curated a double 2LP vinyl compilation (NEXT WAVE ACID PUNX) on Eskimo Recordings, one of the labels at Belgian powerhouse N.E.W.S, showcasing a passion for New Beat, Early EBM, Post-punk and obscure Italo which gained critical acclaim worldwide. The 2nd album, ‚Incarnadine‘ returned to Dischi Autunno in April, 2022, with a special edition vinyl in collaboration with Parisian Fashion brand, Saint Laurent.

Curses continues to bring a romantic and punk energy to the club, threading the ethereal nostalgia of the 80s and 90s into the future of now.

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