Quirke

Searching for your next big hit of unhinged electronica? Then look no further than London producer Quirke. His jittery new EP for Young Turks is totally bonkers...

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 26 May 2014
  • min read
Searching for your next big hit of unhinged electronica? Then look no further than London producer Quirke.

The new Young Turks signing displays such disregard for genre on his debut EP Acid Beth (cover pictured above) that you’ll be left in a spin after just one listen.

The four-track set aggressively shifts from acoustic calm to frenetic beats with flagrant contempt for formula and fit.

Although starting mellow with the deep drones and delicate keys of We Landed, it’s not long before Acid Beth’s ramped-up leftfield techno collides with ecstatic chimes and scrunched vocals.

Second track Break a Mirrored Leg knocks the whole set wide open - proving there’s more than one way to cut the capital’s discordant club scene. Under Quirke’s expert steering, the track lets happy hardcore, bass and techno fight it out for pole position.

There's no denying that newcomer Quirke, a carpenter by day, sonic auteur by night, creates a sonic world that is beguiling and immersive. And this release proves the much-loved indie label that brought us Koreless, FKA Twigs and Sampha has once again hit the sweet spot.

Quirke’s sonic world is so beguiling and immersive that it appears the label that brought us Koreless, FKA Twigs and Sampha has once again hit the sweet spot.

http://theyoungturks.co.uk/catalogue/view/acid-beth-ep

Listen to two tasters below: