after providing touch from a distance s inaugural release not even one year ago, the mighty desert sound colony is returning to nick hö,ppner s label for another round on the bouncy bounce, his bubble gun at the ready!
touch from a distance is the new label of former ostgut ton manager nick ho¨ppner – desert sound colony is one of the breakthrough artists 2018 from the uk not only offering both live and dj sets, but also running his own label holding hands – touch from a distance will predominantly feature fresh talent from around the globe reflecting nick ho¨ppner s eclectic taste
for their 5th release the london label born of the clubnight of the same name make a b-line straight for the dancefloor. the title track of desert sound colony s latest ep is equal parts anthemic vocals, stabbing guitar lines and a motorik backbone which combining for a hefty slice of post-punk inspired dancefloor churn. two b-sides take the themes found in lose my rhythm and head down the rabbit hole to drown you with a flurry of breaks led rhythms on suffocation and put you to rest with the pitch black basslines of the blacksmith. on the remix front local hero scott fraser delivers an acid drenched expansion of the title track.
after the success of their first release, dsc – far reaching/too hard, holding hands is back with their sophomore outing and as before it is taking no prisoners. inspired by a nicolas lutz set as he warmed up fabric for villalobos a couple years back, the furnace has a break beat that will push the subs of any club to the limit. with every build and drop it increases in momentum until you are left with no choice but to throw down on the dance floor with unbridled passion. the furnace may be all about the big beat but it is no one trick pony. the tune has a depth and weirdness to it that will certainly keep you coming back for more… the sorcerer is a collaboration with good friend of dsc’s, guava. it is made up largely of recorded percussion and vocals at dsc’s studio in south london, which gives it a very special swing on the dance floor. the track lulls you into a false sense of security for the first third before finally letting the big freakiness out of the box. this is one for any dj that wants to leave clubbers going nuts and scratching their heads at the same time. both tracks are produced and sculpted for the club. they want big sound systems and dark rooms. close your eyes, hold hands and experience transcendental space flight…
at once foreign and familiar, desert sound colony brilliantly scores a nostalgic journey through the proverbial looking glass. the plaintiff vibe of the way i began envelopes the listener in warm guitar licks and hushed vocals, transporting them to a time when innocence and insecurity gave way to transcendence. the road takes a turn with fire egg, a classic stomper that drives introspection with looping guitar melody and bouncy bass. and before we return to size, iris carries us further inward with scattered claps and a skipping kick, before releasing us into a deep and chugging, eyes-wide-shut, euphoric roller.
the fourth release is a big one for holding hands as they branch out into brand new territory with their first new signing on the label. breaka usually runs in very different circles, producing footwork, juke and dnb from his home in leeds. these are the first tunes of his at a slower tempo to be released but you can certainly hear those in6luences loud and clear in these certified uk 125-130bpm bangers.
over the past 7 years wolf music have steadily blossomed into a bonafide platform for both auspicious and established producers of classically-minded house and disco catering for listeners and djs alike. having amassed a catalogue of eps and lps including the likes of frits wentink, medlar, krl, mr fries and inkswel they are now ready to release their 4th full length lp this time from long term label friends nicholas church and joseph spencer a.k.a casino times.