We always had a weak spot for upcoming talent. It’s one of the most interesting phases in an artist’ career. A bright future in the making is exciting to see develop before your very eyes It’s a period where everything is still possible, open and giant steps are easily made.
Doka is such a talent. Hailing from beautiful Heerlen and now residing in Amsterdam, his demo’s caused quite the stir in Wolfskuil HQ. Doka’s uncomprimising, relentless techno productions have been extensively roadtested, leaving dancefloors in shatters. So it’s due time for his first vinyl release. The main track Exigent is the most subtle one of the package. But don’t be fooled be it’s deceiving friendliness. This is peaktime techno at it’s best: big breakdowns and climaxes, timed perfectly for maximum effect.
And the flipside it gets bigger, fatter and nastier. Ximul reminds of old 90’s Speedy J releases on Nova Mute (remember the Collabs series?) with it’s gruesome, acidic bassline and clever industrial sounddesign. Kahn is made of the same cloth, but takes it more on the hypnotic tip. And this is just the beginning of a promising career, one to watch.
Wolfskuil Records & BALANS RecordsNijmegen, Holland
Music, work, friends and life in general is all about balance for Dutch DJ, producer and promoter Darko Esser. And more
importantly finding and keeping that balance despite all the contradictions, rollercoasterrides and paradoxes life can put in front of you. It’s what binds us all like sleep, breathing and eating....more