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Premiere: Plebeian – Smoke Rings

After inaugurating Sweat Equity two years ago with the hallucinogenic ‘EP 1‘ – a CDR release that featured four heavy cuts of broken techno and acid textures, label co-founder Andrew Nerviano alias Plebeian returns to the New York-based imprint with ‘Spiritual Egg‘ – an incisive and boisterous five-tracker due out on 15 August.

Rife with the same tonic acid accents and abrasive sound design that paved the way to Sweat Equity’s following iterations and his most recent outings on Philly’s Embalming Lately and New York’s Godmode, this new instalment finds Plebeian back in top muscular shape.

Our pick – the thumping ‘Smoke Rings‘ – melds the finest of weatherbeaten techno with strains of bruising breakbeat and hints of more spacious, mind-tripping electronics to lose yourself to in equal measure. Bulldozing its way through craggy lysergic soundscapes and post-industrial ridges, this one shall wreak havoc in the basement no matter the hour of the day.

Spiritual Egg hits stores digitally and on limited edition hard drive on August 15th, pre-order a copy from Bandcamp.


1. Sallow
2. Smoke Rings
3. Diabolik
4. Morphing Lattice
5. Neptune

Discover more about Plebeian and Sweat Equity on Inverted Audio.