One of Powell’s most UK-sounding tracks to date gets a distinctly UK video as a night out on the provincial coast turns into an acidic trip through a land of pissed-up gnomes, Princesses eating kebabs and rabbits passionately kissing under pulsing rainbows.
The track itself, while sounding unmistakably like Powell [when does it not?], nods to UK Hardcore with its high tempo, rapid-fire breakbeats, wigglin’ acid line and punishing sub-bass stabs. ‘Wormhole’ was released on the now sold-out New Beta Vol. 1 mini-lp that dropped on Powell’s own Diagonal Records earlier this year. New Beta Vol. 2 follows this Friday 3rd November 2017, with more music to follow on XL in the new year.
Powell had this to say about the New Beta series: “I wanted a different approach to making music this year — a way to explore, to make stuff without knowing what the destination was gonna be, to go back to just making stuff consistently and putting it out without the fanfare that can come with doing an album proper. I liked the idea of keeping it to vinyl for now because that’s how it started for me and it felt like a nice situation to be making music for the people who support me the most rather than feeling like you’re making it for the internet.”