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Premiere: LA-4A ‘Slackline’

Premiere: LA-4A ‘Slackline’

The pulsating electro cut lands on Sheffield’s Central Processing Unit (CPU) on 8th June...


LA-4A drops his ‘Slackline’ EP on Sheffield’s Central Processing Unit (CPU) next month (8th June). We’ve got the exclusive premiere of the title track below.

Initially an anonymous production handle, LA-4A is the alter ego of Berlin-based expat Kevin McHugh (aka Ambivalent) – a past affiliate of Richie Hawtin‘s Minus label.

McHugh launched his own Delft imprint in 2013, which has released a number of his own productions – with standouts including ‘Invader’ and ‘Triad’ – as well as material from Mor Elian, Alden Tyrell and Physical Therapy.

‘Slackline’ is the standout on one of the strongest releases of 2018 so far, with the undulating acid techno of ‘Punishment’, festival anthem in the making ‘Creased’ and abstract rework ‘Decreased’ all also impeccable.

Prolific Sheffield-based label CPU has been pivotal to the recent rise of electro with releases by iconic figures from the scene like Silicon Scally and Neil Landstrumm, as well as newer artists including Maelstrom and 96 Back (the latter recently delivering a blistering Fresh Kicks mix).

Listen to the exclusive premiere of LA-4A’s ‘Slackline’ below, out 8th June on CPU, and preorder it here.

Rob McCallum is DJ Mag’s deputy digital editor. Follow him on Twitter here.