Distale, Suspect One & Nuno Lisboa
2019 is coming to an end. Which means: The first year of Jaw Dropping Records is coming to an end as well. And what an incredible year it was! So many fantastic artists we were able to showcase within the first 12 months of existing. Reason enough to celebrate yet another outstanding debut. Our December release is brought to you by a true Berlin artist. Distale drew his first inspirations from nights out at infamous Berghain club in the German capital. No need to say much more: You know what to expect. Heavy kick-drums and dark Berlin-style techno.
The EP is called “Two” and the title track starts off with a pulsating in-your-face-kick and hi-hats that hit you like whips. The track is still melodic, of course. Its this mix of full-on techno and synth-melodies that gets Jaw Dropping label head Rachel Raw’s attention. Same with the second original track on this EP which is - conveniently enough - called “Two”. Almost muffled lower frequencies are paired with spacey pads and vocal samples. Pure marching techno as we would call it.
But in true Jaw Dropping Records tradition, the EP doesn’t stop here. We asked Portuguese uber producer Nuno Lisboa to work on “Seven”. His remix makes this EP even more of the Berlin techno EP it is. This 130+ bpm track is the perfect tool for any set at clubs like Griessmühle or Tresor.
And then there’s the fourth proper techno track on this release. Suspect One from Switzerland provides the perfect Jaw Dropping sound that we’ve established over the last year. It’s fast, it’s progressive, it’s driving techno - his “Two” remix is for our fans who have loved the previous releases on our label as much as we did.
Distale’s EP is wild and daring for a young label that has released a diverse palette of sound in its first year. Let us know what you think!
SUPPORT FROM: Francesco mon, Anthony Pappa, Steve, Eric Small, BOHO, Markantonio, Nick Shak, Gianni Ruocco, Joseph Disco, marco carola, StoKed, Warmfm, Pablo Prado, luigi madonna, A.D.H.S., Distale, vom Feisten, Celic (Terminal M, Form, Transmit, Night Light), Ledd, Riva Starr, Jannowitz Records, Hypnotised, Cheets / Rob, Global Dance Session, Mudman, occer, Paco Osuna, Mark Jackus, Martin Kremser, Sunil, Denny S (Zwischenmiete), danilo d'andrea, Stiv Hey, Casualties Of Sound, Drumcomplex, Mix Feed Radio Show, tommy wahl, Martin Boettcher, Dr.Best (Radio Z 95.8 Nuernberg), Johan N. Lecander, Frederic Stunkel, Timmy, FREQS, distale, deepsouthaudio Simon , Hristian Stojanowski, 123, Alex Young, Antonio Grassia, Anderson Noise, baikal, Sergio Matina, Michael, Maksim Dark & Diatonik, Lee K, DJ Style, Richie Hawtin...
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