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Detroit/ Play It Say It, Leftroom Records, Nervous
ATAXIA make party music. Dance with your feet, not with your mouth. Less talk, more rock. Punk values infused with acid house. Detroit is home.
Last year Seth Troxler signed Ataxia to his Play It Say It label, with “The Acid EP”. Their tune “Afternoon Acid” from the record received high marks and plays from DJs like Michael Mayer, Ame, Doc Martin, DJ Tennis, Ewan Pearson, Danny Howells and Ben Pearce to name a handful. The late night anthem had itʼs worldwide radio debut courtesy of Anja Schneider on her long standing “Dance Under the Blue Moon” show.
Early 2017 has Ataxiaʼs focus on “The Rickaverse”, their new EP on the UK based Leftroom Records. The EP includes a scorching remix from label boss Matt Tolfrey, and the release is hitting it on the charts with DJ support coming from some of the worldʼs tastemakers, Jamie Jones, Joris Voorn, Richie Hawtin & Terry Francis as examples. Next on deck from the duo is their “Acid Overlook EP” due for release this January on one of dance musicʼs most influential labels, NYCʼs Nervous Records. The release features brilliant collaborative work from two of Detroitʼs most prolific global exports, Terrence Parker & Merachka with their own version of the single and a serious dance floor remix.
As active on the gig tip as they are in the studio, Ataxia perform at some of North Americaʼs best clubs. In addition to a long standing residency at Detroitʼs world famous TV Bar, they make regular appearances at NYCʼs Output, and have torn holes in the dancefloor at the Standard Rooftop LA, Audio in San Francisco, Washington DCʼs Flash & U Street Music Hall, Electric Pickle and Treehouse in Miami, Smart Bar in Chicago and La Santanera in Playa Del Carmen. Equally sought out on the festival circuit, their résumé includes multiple appearances at Movement, Moogfest, BPM, Burning Man, WMC, SXSW and Mutek.
Regardless of where these time-traveling party starters may reside, they embody and embrace the true essence of Detroit, from its rich music culture and community, to the deep voids of its decay. Turn on and tune in to their sound to see why URB Magazine described them as “leading yet another generation of electronic music innovators to come out of the Motor City.”