A band that would have quickly been a staple act in Market Hotel, Atari Teenage Riot is a beautiful collection of rapid-fire rave and punk beats that twist together in some weird conception of a mosh pit.
The overtly abrasive Germanic maniacs of performance take Delte Yourself, originally released as 1995, and push a limiter to the max with the opening track, “Start The Riot!.” With messages dealing with anti-fascism and expressive aggression, Atari Teenage Riot becomes a quick descent into truly ahead-of-their-time creation in sound.
Where the future of punchy drums and 808s now populate most modern pop of today, the drum-n-bass elements tie in with extreme pattern sequencing. “Start The Riot!” and “Into The Death” are layered with elements of 90s X Games mantras but in the same sense, are approachable with recognizable sampling and output of motion being the supportive tone.
“Speed” in particular becomes the gravitational standard for how to build and maintain a consistent force that continues to ramp in g-force. Until the face becomes melted and stretched beyond human recognition, 1995 as a record uses “Speed” like a launchpad for industrial components to be shoved into a blender.
The duel attack of two vocalists Carl Crack and Hanin Elias make for this wrestling match where the higher-pitched octaves from Elias make for Crack’s rhyming and near raps to be a great transfer of power.
Instrumentally, 1995 is the blueprint for essentially every piece of the now constricting lines of internet-based music artists who thrive in the night. Atari Teenage Riot introduces the blitzing way of production.
As the duo shouts together, “Speed, just wouldn’t believe it. Speed! Just wouldn’t believe it,” then transition into their own perspective verses, the brain becomes a raceway for Atari Teenage Riot to use.
The track “Midi Junkies” also makes a similar stance where the warping vocals and introduction of charming synth-punk elements. As if Suda51 created a musical record for their video games, Atari Teenage Riot is the perfect record for seeing vibrance to sound.
Electronically, 1995 continues to push the boundaries of time as they seem to be more influential than ever. Released originally; take a wild guess, in 1995 with a grasp of scale to their sound; Atari Teenage Riot becomes the fan-favorite of the underground scene.