After kicking off 2016 with the massive “Don’t Need EP” from Callahan featuring “that” remix from man of-the-moment Hodge, DEXT is back with another banger of an EP from fast rising UK producer Mella Dee.
The man from Doncaster, UK has been creating a name for himself on the scene of late with releases on Redlight’s Lobster Boy and Shy Fx’s Digital Soundbwoy imprint, and his DEXT Debut certainly doesn’t disappoint. Over the last year or so, he has been masterfully fusing 90’s jungle influences with driving house & techno percussion and his EP for us is, we think, his strongest work to date.
The thunderous “Deep Soul” opens things up with filtered amens, chopped-up vocals and Reece bass lines; the perfect take on the late 1993 UK sound, honed & updated for 2016.
“Universal” is a straight up 4×4 DEXT jacker, with raw house, UKG and moodier elements blending together for maximum effect.
Finally, “Circular” is the most “heads down” of the 3 originals – hypnotic synths and incessant drum patterns wind around each other to create a seriously classy UK techno track.
To round it all off we have a stunning rework of the title track from Endian (Non Plus, Birdie, Secretsundaze). Twisting up the original elements, this dark warehouse version has been crafted to perfection – if you liked Hodge’s remix for us, you’ll love this too!
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