Artist: Darren Emerson
Title: Deadlock EP
Label: Intec Digital
Release: Out Now!
The highly gifted and sought after producer Darren Emerson returns with his massive Intec Digital debut EP release ‘Deadlock’ to gift us with 3 top Techno tunes that do the perfect job of getting us pumped and in the mood. Darren, a true pioneer of the industry, once again shows us why he is so respected in the underground realm and proves yet again what a top class producer he really is.
Title track ‘Deadlock’ comes in 2 versions, one featuring a massive plethora of atmospheric elements, whilst the other being a stripped back dub version. The original mix is absolute acid mayhem from start to finish. This is certainly a track for lovers of old school acid. The vicious intensity generated is mind blowing. Vocals come in to add a nice glowing aura whilst the tight snare roll guides us back into that energy soaked drop. Brilliant.
The dub version of ‘Deadlock’ follows the same acidic line, but with much darker and deeper underlying elements. A reverberated tom pattern generates a nice mystical layer, whilst the shuffled drums add some nice grooves. Darren has managed to create a track here that is so interesting and full of detail and his use of effects to change the tone is astounding.
‘Catch 22’ is one of those tracks with a really strange vibe, but strange in a way that it totally captivates the audience. There is a ton of dynamically charged parts that form into an engine of sound. The industrial feel really adds to the underlying beauty of this record. It’s energetic, impactful and completely gripping.