Notorious sonic shape-shifter Tadd Mullinix has joined up with long-time collaborator D’Marc Cantu to create 2 AM/FM, a new extension of the acid house built by the pioneers of the 1980s and 90s. Raw, polyrhythmic drum boxes underscore vampiric vocal treatments and cavernous synth lines that parallel Mullinix’s acclaimed work as James T. Cotton while staking a claim to the crate of any DJ worth his salt.
While initially accessible for its jacking pulses and immediate hooks, the true core of 2 AM/FM exists in the details, as the addition and subtraction of subtle nuances and rhythmic shifts allow the duo to forge a set of mesmerizing sonic labyrinths. Tribal rhythms overlap and entwine with groaning, processed samples and infectious melodies to create a rich atmosphere unlike any record of its kind. Like a lost classic from the heyday of Chicago house, 2 AM/FM has the unique status of being both the sound of the past and of the future.
In 2005, James T. Cotton teamed up with then roommate D’Marc Cantu to create 2 AM/FM, an unflinching take on pure techno and house. Their first releases, Pt. 1 and 2 featured raw drum boxes...check out 2 AM/FM's page and other releases