DA Premiere: UK techno don Dave Angel unveils ‘Portrait’
Techno may have originated in the Motor City of Detroit, but that certainly hasn’t stopped the rest of the world from latching on to the dark 4×4 thump that helped set the foundation for dance music. UK techno veteran and R&S Records affiliate Dave Angel has teamed up with forward-thinking Los Angeles based label Halocyan Records for a brilliant four-track EP aptly titled Incoming.
The lead track “Portrait” finds Angel right at home with his signature sound: injecting a touch of rolling flair to driving techno grooves. Panoramic bright synths stretch across the fore as the track opens pensively, drums snapping away as the groove builds. Mid-way through the eight minute journey, a gorgeous breakdown ensues before jazz-tinged pads layer on top of one another for a jubilant vibe that tugs at both the hips and the corners of the mind. With its first release of 2016, Halocyan shows no signs of slowing down after a massive year that saw tracks from the likes of KiNK, Paul Woolford and Joey Beltram. Keep an eye out for Volume 2 of Dave’s Incoming EP, with two new original tracks, which will be released March 7th.
Release Date: February 8