DEADCERT034 - VA - Black Mail X

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The tenth release in the labels mixed artist series entitled “Black Mail” showcases individual tracks from a selection of handpicked artists. Featuring known and established artists, but also those breaking into the industry.

This EP contains some quality cuts from HD Substance in Spain, Ossie & Tomer from Israel, Sjoerd Mäts from the Netherlands and Drhamer based in Italy.

DEADCERT034 - VA - Black Mail X

01. HD Substance - Greenhouse Effect

The veteran SUB tl label boss makes a DEAD CERT. debut after contributing to fine labels such as Joton’s Newrhythmic, Xpansul’s True Type Tracks, Housemeister’s AYCB, Detroit Underground and Ricardo Garduno’s Illegal Alien. His original track “Greenhouse Effect” focuses on a punchy, deep groove and a definite Detroit influence. Grabbing your attention, it takes you on a sonic ride full of melody and gritty textures.

02. Ossie & Tomer - Padim

Tel Aviv duo Ossie Yaniv & Tomer Iserovitch appear following music on Kevin Saunderson’s KMS and DJ 3000’s Detroit label Motech. The pair bring a perfect blend of a driving aesthetic layered under dreamy, harmonic chords, creating euphoric bursts of energy and emotion. “Padim” will ravage and fuse dancefloors the world over, no doubt making it a secret weapon.

03. Sjoerd Mäts - Unpolished

Dutchman Sjoerd Mäts has been under the watchful eye of the label for some time now and “Unpolished” is set to be his breakout track. Up tempo and stripped back, the bouncing groove is instantly ear-catching with a dark edge. The angular, electrified synths add to the sinister feel, before the melancholic hook takes this rough diamond to new heights of sound exploration.

04. Drhamer - Mental Manipulation

Italian artist Drhamer finishes this stunning EP, with a back catalogue including Coeter’s Kaputt, ADROIT and Kunst Music for example. Reminiscent of a tornado plundering a path of devastation, the tough and swirling nature of “Mental Manipulation” stands out as a work of excellence. Dark and grimey, yet light and airy, this contrasting combination of trippy ideas is delivered with great care and disturbing precision.

Supported by…

04LM, Ángel Molina, Anthony Jimenez, Antonio De Angelis, Arjun Vagale, Arnaud Le Texier, Astronomical Telegram, Audio Injection / Truncate, AWB, Axel Karakasis, BCR Boys, Benjamin Damage, Bleak, Cardao, Charlotte de Witte, Chris Liebing, Christian Gerlach, Cleric, Coeter, Dasha Rush, Diarmaid O’Meara, DJ Shiva / Noncompliant, Doka, Drumcomplex, Echoplex, Electric Indigo, Eric Cloutier, Exos, Fixon, Florian Meindl, H. Paul, GabeeN, GO!DIVA, Jake Conlon, Jay Clarke, Joaquin Ruiz, Johannes Volk, Jonas Kopp, Juho Kusti, Kane Roth, Kemmi Kamachi, L.A.W, Larix, Ledd, LISS C, LOSO, Luca Agnelli, Lucas Freire, Luigi Madonna, Madben, Marco Bailey, Matrixxman, Michel Lauriola, Mike Gervais, Monocraft, Moteka, Patrick DSP, Philipp Kipphan, Plural, Progression (UK), Raphael Dincsoy, Raymundo Rodriguez, Regal, Rekord 61, Richie Hawtin, Roman Zawodny, Rraph, Sasha Carassi, Shlomi Aber, Slam, Sone, Spartaque, Stefano Infusino, Svarog, Tim Xavier, Timmo, UBX127, Unbalance, Viktoria, Wirrwarr, Xpansul and many more…

Sjoerd Mäts - Unpolished 6:50 mins…

DJ Mag ES 080 - September 2017 - Black Mail X


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