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Live Review: Anna Lunoe runs the rave with '303'

7 March 2019 | 3:22 pm | Caitlin Medcalf

Bringing it back to the depths of the club on her first track of the year, Sydney-via-LA's ANNA LUNOE knows what the club wants on '303'. It's an ode to Roland's TB-303 bass synthesiser, a model that became popular years after its release. The synth was originally intended to be sold as an electronic alternative to the bass guitar that was supposed to make things simpler for producers, but it turned out to be a little more complex working out how to use the synth than it was to just pick up a guitar.

Years later, the synthesiser was popularised as producers began to take it out of the 'bassline' context and use it for its ability to create crunchy, acid rhythms that would later become the foundations of acid house and the sounds that stemmed from that.

Lunoe's use of the 303 is injected right into this track, and paired with her signature vocals and expert ability at creating crafty house percussion, she's put together one spicy recipe for a dancefloor anthem.

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She commands us to 'dance to the beat of the 303', and with the sliding acid melody careering up and up as the intensity heightens, the drop is one huge release of slick, classic house.

Of the track, she said “Making music is weird, sometimes it feels really impossible and other days it happens so easily. This song is really exciting for me because it was one of the quickest songs I’ve ever made, and has re-inspired me to focus on super playable, simple, ravable, rowdy weird club music. It reminded me how fun making club bangers can be and I hope it makes you feel all those things.”