West Portal

by Safeword

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West Portal 06:47
Let Go 06:57
Smoke 07:58


Deep, dank and dusty is the name of the game for Bad Animal’s second vinyl release. San Francisco's Safeword (Marc Smith and Clint Stewart) have been on a tear since forming last year in San Francisco. Right off the bat they've hit a stride with releases on fine labels such as Dessous, Paso Music and are currently remixing for the mighty Mobilee. This, their debut EP on Bad Animal titled "West Portal," weaves down more soulful yet dark avenues. Deep vibes, smooth synths and silky vocals are perfectly accompanied by heavy, churning rhythms and tasteful reflections of acid house.

The legendary Smash TV lend their expertise to round off the EP with an acid house monster of a party jam. While still retaining the dusty soul of the original material, the Berlin-based duo has brought their “Midas touch” to Bad Animal with this golden rework. Massive stuff!


released March 20, 2012

Mastered by Tim Xavier at Manmade Mastering.


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Bad Animal Berlin, Germany

Bad Animal is an independent record label based in Berlin, Germany. Founded by Alland Byallo in 2012, this imprint is dedicated to an alternative sound and frame of mind in regards to underground electronic dance music. Long-time friend and collaborator Kenneth Scott joined the label as partner in 2014. ... more

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