If you're looking for Calvin Harris, you might want to look in the dead center of a sweaty dance floor in an illegal warehouse rave. The Scottish Grammy-winning producer is deep in the club culture right now. He even spawned a new alias to release hard-hitting acid house tracks, the first of which were just premiered on Annie Mac's show via BBC Radio 1.
Love Regenerator is the new name, and it makes its psychedelic debut with a two-track EP called Love Regenerator 1. It opens with "Hypnagogic (I Can't Wait)," named for the state immediately before falling asleep. Ain't nothing tired about this big beat banger. It's soulful, nostalgic, hallucinatory and totally freaking awesome. It's followed by "CP-1," named for Chicago Pile-1, the world's first artificial nuclear reactor wherein the first human-made, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was created in 1942. With a name like that, it's got more of a dark techno vibe, minimal and stomping, but it's still acidic like a 3 on the pH scale.