Boomkat Product Review:
Released in 2002, D.F.1 collects vintage, tough-edged electro cuts from Dr Derek F (aka one Chris Gladwin). 'Acidic Possession' is a sample-driven horror show that quickly gives way to rampaging acid squelches and fearsome, galvanised drum machine hits. There's something pleasingly Aphex about the sheer, brutal irreverence of it all. Driven by thumping, warehouse beats, sliced up vocals and chirping 303s 'Bang The Box' continues in a similarly derranged vein, while 'Chrome Tear' is more understated, boasting an old-fashioned proto-IDM construction. Finally 'Mega Mecha Force X' fires up with wild, electrified harpsichord-like lines and sci-fi electronics, rounding off a cracking warped electro EP.