Playing tracks by
White Car, Kraze, Teen Inc., Beau Wanzer, Short Term Memory and more.
We’re delighted to have White Car in the driving seat (ahem) for FACT mix 209.
The Chicago duo of Elon Katz and Orion Martin have quickly established themselves among our favourite new artists, debuting in 2010 with a self-titled EP on Rainbow Body Records, and following it with the brilliant No Better EP on Hippos In Tanks.
Strongly influenced by industrial, goth and EBM and their love for post-punk murk is genuine and discerning, and has nothing to do with hipster point-scoring. White Car’s records constitute a rigorously modern response a to 1980s tropes and values.
And of course Katz and Martin’s musical interests are wider than that: you can detect the impact of early house and Drexciyan electro on the supple, oversexed sound of No Better, and this is borne out by their FACT mix, which finds industrial overlords Front 242 and Severed Heads rubbing up against ESP’s soulful house jacker ‘It’s You’ and DMX Krew’s abstract breakers’ cut ‘Good Time Girl’.