The mysterious Das Spezial continues to mix up house, breakbeat, techno and psychedelic sounds with their own sense of dance floor fun on a third release that comes hot on the heels of the first blistering two.
Despite being a new artist for 2019, Das Spezial — who enlists Steve Dubs, The Chemical Brothers’s engineer, and Peace Division’s Justin Drake to contribute — is already generating plenty of interest from artists wanting to work with him, and press wanting to cover him.
From DJ Bone to Stacey Pullen, Ben Sims to Ewan Pearson, DJs are also keen to be dropping his work and this new EP is another treasure trove of top class clutunes. Kicking off the EP is ‘Man Without Head’, a twisting and turning industrial track that writhes like a monster and will tear up any set.
The excellent ‘Cupid and Centaur’ then takes us on a dark and heavy, yet somehow zoned out techno trip into a cavernous underground warehouse,
and ‘Daphne and Apollo’ has another brilliantly unsettling vibe thanks to the hulking hits and kicks, whirring machines and feeling that you’re hearing a
dystopian world in meltdown. After the cantering and acid laced techno of ‘Side Show Budapest, ’the superb’ Saviour of the Primates’ shows off yet another side to this artist’s game as it explores sparse dub landscapes pregnant with menace. Closing things out is ‘Feast of the Fools’, a blistering
techno roller with whip-snapping hits and oodles of energy that will bring real character to the club.
This is another effective EP of widely infused sound
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Published: 16th July 2019