Etaci is the banging debut EP of Irish techno DJ and producer Sunil Sharpe on Bpitch! The first release on Ellen Allien’s BPitch Label in 2020 comes from Sunil Sharpe, an outstanding Irish DJ and producer known since the early '00s for his raw, individualistic techno. After records on Works The Long Night, Murder and his own label On The Hoof, Etaci is the Irishman's first solo release in three years.
The title track sets the tone with its powerful beats and memorable gnawing sequences: funky, extremely physical and with its Just A Dream vocal, which lays like a veil over a squeaky Acid screw, psychedelic to the right degree. The A2 piece Timber picks up on this theme and marches with whispering Acidlines, voices from the haunted house and funky Chicago House reminiscences in the direction of a break, in which a bewitched melody, bird chirping and choirs push the whole thing in the direction of ritual dance cult music. Sunil Sharpe then modulates sinistre sequences on B1 Amun, where Synth Stabs occasionally shoot light into the darkness - for the special moments on the dancefloor, which are ecstatic and self-contained at the same time. The B2 number Ukkin finally sends Morse codes from the 90s Chicago basements, extremely funky and compelling contemporary.