- JIM NEWBERRY
- Beau Wanzer is the one with the pot on his head.
Local electronic wiz and synth (and chili) enthusiast Beau Wanzer keeps turning out tracks as part of Streetwalker and Mutant Beat Dance, and he’s always working away on his solo postindustrial dance cuts. In fact, Wanzer just dropped his self-titled debut LP, which culls together songs he put together between 2002 and 2008. Beau Wanzer is only available on vinyl (though you can listen to some samples of it online), so today’s 12 O’Clock Track‘s is an older number from Wanzer: “Balls of Steel,” which is off a self-titled EP that chic label Long Island Electrical Systems (better known as L.I.E.S.) released last year. With its demented croaking synth and lean, pulsing beat “Balls of Steel” is the kind of track that’ll be a hit a Halloween dance parties. Give it a whirl below and start poking around local record shops for Wanzer’s new record.