Artist : Dave Angel
Title Scorpion / Orion
Label : Bedrock
Release : Out Now
Genre : Techno
The son of a jazz musician, Dave Angel’s first musical instrument was a drum at age of eight, so it’s no surprise that he developed an ear for a good groove. Since entering the consciousness of the techno community in 1990, he has pretty much remained there ever since.
Although he’s London born and bred, he has been making records like he’s from Detroit with a distinctive twist of funk and jazz for years. Dave is one of the scene’s true characters, giving off an aura of positivity like no other, a kind of warmth that you cannot fail to feel through his exceptional, uplifting music. Referencing one of the great fights of Greek mythology, His new release for John Digweed’s Bedrock further cements his place in the scene, and acts as a welcome return to the label from the Godfather of UK Techno.
‘Scorpion’ has already featured exclusively in Eats Everything’s recent Essential Mix, recorded live at T In The Park. Resolutely funky, its ever-evolving, hypnotic, stab lead builds magnificently throughout the track until the crescendo of the breakdown. Its the mark of a great producer that breakdowns like this never lose any energy, and Dave is certainly that. A menacing groove for those mid set moments where the crowd is ready for a little injection of techno.
Equally subtle and by no means the lesser track, ‘Orion’ grooves from the off with synth swells and vocal snips augmenting the well constructed beats. This is my pick of the pack. The often overlooked B side which in months to come is your secret weapon track which slays every floor you drop it on.