Apeiron Crew, a collective of resident DJS of the beloved Glaswegian club La Cheetah present a hard-hitting, left field electro-jam EP by member Solid Blake, backed with a noisy, earth-shattering DJ Stingray remix.

Title track Mario will be the choice for peak-time sets. Cut loud and cut hard, it serves as an industrial-leaning palate cleanser bathed in washes of noise and clatter, planted firmly in the dirt with sub-low 808 kicks and an ominous-yet-grooving bassline. Lens, its partner on the A, breaks things up a little, pushing scattered pocket-calculator bleeps to the forefront along with a stepping off-beat chug and blasts of heavily distorted ride cymbal. There are faint echoes of post-punk here, Blake giving particular attention to their oblique synth-lines and the warm reverbs that recall the etherial quality of an early Martin Hannett production.

DJ Stingray lends his ever-brilliant hand to the B side, cycling through a series of retro-futurist musical signifiers at breakneck speed. The forward movement is frenetic, breakneck and techy as all hell. The best kinds of remixes provide a fresh perspective while retaining the sonic character of the original and, though we’d expect nothing less from a seasoned expert like Stingray, it’s still a thrill to hear what a master’s touch can do to such brilliant source material.

Served with a sick-looking insert whose providence is unknown – what an EP.

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