Ireland-born, Liverpool-based DJ and producer Cosmic Chaos has effectively put himself on the map with a one-of-a-kind techno release. The Danse Freak EP marks a step up for his dynamic signature sound. It came out on Natural States in digital format June 25th with a vinyl release slated for July 30th.
The title track is arguably the most unique for its resonant textures and intentional use of space in the arrangement. “Caliber” then brings a stripped-down, Detroit-reminiscent appeal, followed by the dubby, dreamlike atmospheres of “Rebirth.” “Atomic” provides stylistic variety by encapsulating the producer’s inventive approach to electro, complete with cinematic samples atypical of the genre.
Long before his release on the label arm of Natural States, Cosmic Chaos (real name Sam McLaughlin) performed as a DJ at their Liverpool club nights. His only other releases thus far are two 2019 singles: “mk ultra,” a wonky acid techno groover, and the progressive-tinged electro opus “1943.”
The Danse Freak EP is available for purchase in digital format and preorder in vinyl record format via Cosmic Chaos Bandcamp.