I love dance music that’s shot to hell. Don’t get me wrong, I like the trashy and/or straight-up four-on-the-floor jank, too, but whenever I’m out DJ-ing (which is never anymore), I like throwing on a set of what I call “ecstatic dance music.” Disgusting bass throbs, high-pitched squibbles and beats with all the force of a manic noise show, fists pumping and pounding on the floor. That’s why Pete Swanson’s (ex-Yellow Swans) recent detour into beat-based noise (or noise-based beats?) is leading the way — it’s all those things, and could (by some stretch of the imagination) actually be snuck into a “real DJ set.”
The hilarious-named Pro Style EP is due out on Type Records this summer.