Premiere: Ash Roy, Calm Chor - New Toys (Ambivalent Remix) | Soundspace

Premiere: Ash Roy, Calm Chor – New Toys (Ambivalent Remix)

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Rating: 8.0

Calcutta producer Ash Roy and New Delhi artist Calm Chor (the alter ego of Ashvin Mani Sharma) established Soupherb Records in 2013, combining their musical wisdom to create a platform which has gone on to become the finest underground music imprint in India. Both boast incredible careers, performing to crowds all over the world as they distribute their brand of forward thinking, experimental techno and electronica.

The idea for the pairs latest EP, New Toys, was conceived whilst they experimented on new synthesisers. As they tested them out, Roy and Chor built a colossal piece of acid. With both minds tuned in, almost like a pair of musical twins, they decided to create the title track.

The three tracker consists of an original piece and two remixes from DJ Lion & Tomy Wahl and Berlin based producer Ambivalent. The latter grew up on Acid House and Punk throughout his early life in Washington DC. Since these humble beginnings the artist has worked with Richie Hawtin to produce the Plastikman show in Mutek and has truly established himself as an intelligent and thoughtful selector as well as a purposeful producer.

Ambivalent’s remix of the title track is a pulsating techno, acid laced trip. Imagine being inside an old arcade game, being chased down by some sort of nostalgic villain. There’s an old school feel throughout the track, whilst also keeping one eye on the futuristic elements.

New Toys is out on Soupherb Records on December 26th.