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Listen to the Myriad of Body Music Inside Extase Urbaine’s EP “Sacred Winds”

Described as “body music for all bodies,” the Sacred Winds EP by the Athens-based producer, Extase Urbaine, is a concoction of EBM, electro, acid, and even trance elements. Sacred Winds came out last week on NYC’s Samo Records and is a stellar offering to the label’s diverse catalog. The EP begins with the title track—a temperamental new beat-influenced number that sets the mood. (The France-based up-and-coming producer, Zaatar, adds her own energetic flavor to the track’s remix.) “1990” contains more of the so-called “body music” element with a jagged, running bassline and boiling synth sounds that disperse overtop metallicized vocal samples.

But it is “Wet Abyss” that introduces an aggressive, monumental EBM-fueled riot: the track traverses over its pounding kick and sharp percussive elements. Made solely for the dance floor, “Wet Abyss” will surely be a DJ’s secret weapon during peak club hours. Extase Urbaine’s final track, “Hide in the Light,” returns to the chugging groove of “Sacred Winds” with its steady pace and sinewy bass. The Alpha Sect remix of “Hide in the Light” speeds up the track and injects a ferocity that the Greek producer is becoming known for.

With the energy of the 1980s new beat genre but the EBM-infused production style of Soft Crash, Velvet May and Nasdrowie, Extase Urbaine’s EP is dark dance perfection. Listen to Sacred Winds below:

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Andi Harriman

Andi Harriman is the author of "Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace: The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s." She resides in Brooklyn, New York where she writes, DJs and lectures on all things dark and gloomy.

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