It's rare that music can feel 'new' anymore. But sometimes an artist comes along with an unusual mix of sounds and something bigger happens. We're proud to introduce you to something deep, menacing - and yes - something new.
Talk is Daniel Lewis. His music is an intoxicating mixture of the mystical and guttural elements of strange late night lifestyles. Talk's music is surprisingly cinematic yet, at heart, everything he produces is dark bass-filled club music. With an ear toward dubstep, gutter house, grime and tech-house, Talk is always moving forward. He's constantly presenting audiences with his own atmosphere, constantly on the lookout for seductive new sounds.
The Holy Mountain EP is Talk's debut release and it's pretty challenging. The title track is an epic bass music anthem and an ode to the 1973 psychedelic film by Alejandro Jodorowsky of the same name. "Finland" finds haunting choirs melding together over a percussive backbone, while "Burning Alive" is a dark, artful tech house wasteland of delayed voices and synths. "Walking Disease" finds Talk at work with lazer sitars, cinematic strings and haunting synth stabs; it's a dark journey through dark places.
And then we have the remixes. Hot as hell Distal brings even more heat with his tense organ driven Dubstep remix of Holy Mountain. UK mystery man Skinnz made a skittery garage inspired take on the title track while LA/Canada duo LOL Boys push up the 3Ball Club. Last but most assuredly not least, Deathface gives you a kidney punch with his screaming Dubstep version of Walking Disease to round out the release.
Talk is also the first of a next generation of producers we’re proud to be working with. Together with Canblaster (he’s next in Nov/Dec), Distal and Magnum, they are a new generation of producers that are pushing the limits in a big way.
SKETCH HITS DOUBLE FIGURES ! Yes, we're very proud to announce the 10th release on Sketch, and this is a very special one indeed !
DJ and production talent Scott Harris does the honours with a zig-zagging sojourn into new sonic territory... exotic new bass sounds go round for round with high-pressure reggaeton influences in this genre-crossing monster !
3D Criminalz deliver a showstopper of a remix... swollen bass gets shown the way home by the biggest hands-up drop we've seen in a long time for an assured dancefloor anthem !
Groove definitely puts the 'G' in Geoff – appealing to House, Fidget, Tribal and Tech heads alike, this funky secret weapon is superbly greater than a sum of its parts !
Harking back to the days of Rave, Tone Idle slap us back to the here-and-now with this unforgettable electronic rant.... ABANDON SHIP ! ;-)
1. Who's The Badman (Original Mix)
2. Who's The Badman (3D Criminalz Remix)
3. Who's The Badman (Geoff K Remix)
4. Who's The Badman (Tone Idle Remix)
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'Who's The Badman' Scott Harris (Original Mix) by Sketch Records
'Who's the Badman' Scott Harris (3D Criminalz Remix) by Sketch Records
'Who's the Badman' Scott Harris (Geoff K Remix) by Sketch Records
'Who's the Badman' Scott Harris (Tone Idle Remix) by Sketch Records