Darren Beale, or dubspeeka, has been a welcome addition to the techno circuit, using his vast musical experience to build an arsenal of well-received tracks. His releases on Last Night on Earth and Drumcode made for a widely successful 2015 which catapulted him to underground fame. Now he’s returned for more.
Dubspeeka has traveled back over to the hard side of techno after a period of more progressive productions, returning to Drumcode just over a year after Primary with new EP Unfriended, slated for release on May 15.
“K354,” which Dancing Astronaut is exclusively premiering, boasts intriguing drums rhythms, creating a hypnotic foundation lined with dissonant vocal clips and short bursts of melody. The clip fosters an airy atmosphere despite its emphasis on percussive layers, suiting it well for outdoor performances. Dubspeeka described the track as “the perfect tune to accompany a UFO sighting.”