Following 2015’s Missed Connections by Wheez-ie and 2014’s We On 1 EP by the late luminary DJ Rashad, Southern Belle Recordings is proud to present a new EP from Ali Berger.
A New Jersey native currently residing in Pittsburgh, Ali Berger continues to build his hard-hitting catalog with Raise/Anxiety happily accompanying previous releases on labels such as Fat Cat Records’ sub label FCR, Firm Tracks, and Spectral Sound.
A meditation on the current political climate in the United States, “Raise” sits somewhere between 90s techno, NY house, and the hybridized warehouse bangers of the future. Urgent vocals call out to “raise your voice and speak” while hard-hitting drums, booming bass, and an elastic acid line coincide to illustrate the paramount importance of addressing societal complexities and working to enact tangible change. Plus it bangs.
“Anxiety” takes on an ever-present aspect of modern life. With distressed-yet-proud vocals, crunchy drums, icy synth stabs, and swinging hats, this track fuses Chicago and NY house influences into a claustrophobic yet contagious anthem. Simply put, “Anxiety” captures a paradoxical feeling that is all too familiar in 2019.