BioDark and aggressive, yet epic and upbeat, Chicago's DJ? Acucrack falls into the rolling tech step category of drum n bass, but are never afraid to drop a funky breakbeat or a soaring rave-style synth line. Occasional vocals and lyrical samples make Acucrack's music more accessible to jungle newcomers, but the scalding production and thunderous basslines provide the passing grade for longtime d n'b enthusiasts.
Their first release, Mutants of Sound knocked England's Propellerheads from the top of the CMJ Dance Chart when it was released, putting a Chicago artist at #1 on that chart for the first time in recent memory (the album finished at #8 for the year, beating out such RPM powerhouses as Roni Size and Meat Beat Manifesto.
Originally a more eclectic electronica outfit, DJ? Acucrack caught the jungle bug in 2000, and have been honing their skills ever since. 2000's Sorted album featured a deeper foray into drum n bass, as well as the trip hop stunner "So To Speak" with Toni Hallidy of Curve. 2002 saw the release of The Dope King which put them on the map in many junglists eyes, and allowed them to perform with the likes of Photek, J Majik, Bad Company, Dieselboy, and Ed Rush + Optical.
Their new album Mako Vs Geist hits the streets September 14.