Desolat X-Sampler


Following up from 2013's critically-acclaimed 5 Years Desolat (DESOLAT 025LP), the label has once again compiled a collection of scintillating productions from an exciting pool of talent that together accurately represent the future direction of the label. It witnesses a focus on both new and established artists that are fast becoming associated with the imprint. 2013 was another successful year for the Desolat camp. Its impressive release schedule included the likes of Jerome Sydenham, Mathias Kaden, Butch, Pulshar, Francisco Allendes, Tiger Stripes and label co-founder Martin Buttrich, alongside Mousse T. And Desolat 030 signals that the coming 12 months are going to be exciting as ever. First up are a couple of artists who are now firmly part of the Desolat set-up. Robert Dietz has established himself as one of the most exciting new talents on the house and techno circuit and his "You're So Hood" is a snapshot of his intricate and pumping style that has seen him become a favorite on dancefloors. The other Desolat regular is Hector, who brings a dark and brooding production in "Make a Move" that is sure to entice DJs and music aficionados from across the house and techno spectrum. Returning to the fold after previous releases on Desolat are a number of artists at different stages of their careers. Shlomi Aber continues to deliver the goods on Desolat with "Mind Tribus," following his Rough Steps EP and his track "Mancha" on 2013's sampler. House legend Eddie Fowlkes debuts on Desolat with an ethereal, bubbly cut in "I'm Telling You." The track delivers warmth and groove in equal amounts. Circus ringmaster Yousef has teamed up with Blakkat and delivered a polished, warbling anthem in "Analogue Times." Argy also debuts with "Closer Than Most" and NY legend Joeski also joins the party with a subtle and inviting track in "Beware of the Drum," while Anthea dives deep with "Booty Call." As ever, the sampler provides an all-encompassing demonstration of what Deoslat is about. On offer is a wide selection of styles that all represent what the respective artist is about musically, but of course, the consistent Desolat musical thread runs through all the productions. The 2x12" comes with an mp3 download code that gives access to four more tracks from Danny Ocean, Carlo Lio, Bimas, and Marco Faraone.