Over the last 12 months and just a handful of vinyl releases, London’s DEXT Records has firmly established itself as a go-to label for DJs wanting that little bit extra. Not concerned with labels or genres, the ethos behind what they is no nonsense killer cuts for the floor, with a role call of artists including Alden Tyrell Bodyjack, Dubspeeka, Appleblim and Oli Furness.
Now for their 4th instalment Sheffield’s techno spearhead Lo Shea returns for his second release in 2015, served with a Zenker Brothers remix.
Lo Shea is certainly not work-shy. Founding the vinyl only label Seaghdha, and launching the 100 Years label (to commemorate the steelworks industry that Sheffield was born upon), Lo Shea’s catalogue documents an impressive 14 releases in just three years. Running his own warehouse night and label Hope Works, Lo Shea has shared the stage with the likes of Motor City Drum Ensemble, Theo Parrish, Ben Klock and Kyle Hall to boot.
DEXT Recordings now welcome Lo Shea for their fourth instalment. Initiating the proceedings with the infectious shuffle of ‘Durga’, the tonne soon turns sinister as the rupturing drones of ‘Sweatbox’ shadow over synthetic toms and erratic percussion. Famed German duo Zenker Brothers then flip the script on remix duty, with a snappier and more crystalline rendition of ‘Durga’. After teasing the music community with a snippet of closing track ‘Anzu’ on his RA live mix last year, a flurry of excitement has certainly been built around its demonic bassline and shuffling chaos.
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