1. Optiv & BTK - Let It Loose (Emperor Remix)
2. Mindscape feat. Coppa - Do It Like This (Maztek Remix)
3. Maztek - Sinestesia (Mindscape remix)
4. Level 2 - Nothing To Fear (Kyrist Remix).
Cat No: DAUDIO026
RELEASE: 3rd Aug 2015
DAUDIO026 is a very special release indeed. Forming the first part of a two-part special issue, the EP celebrates five years of BTK's now-classic label, Dutty Audio. Dutty has always been an outlet for BTK's own music and collaborations, as well as featuring guest artists, standing for the highest quality dancefloor-oriented neuro- and tech-influenced drum & bass, and the new EP shows this off, with some massive releases of tracks from Optiv & BTK himself, Mindscape and Coppa, Maztek and Level 2. Prepare to enter the world of Dutty Audio, as the label sets the future by looking into its past.
The first tune is Let It Loose, by Optiv & BTK, remixed by Emperor. This is classic Dutty of the highest order, dropping straight in to a charging main line, with barking samp les and an addictive bass line. Emperor sets his sights clearly on the rave, banging it out warehouse-style. Sit up, take notice, and Let It Loose.
This Is swiftly followed by the Italian master Maztek taking on Do It Like This, from Mindscape featuring Coppa. After the echoing intro, Coppa's trademark vocals light up your speakers, before sinewy electronic noises take you up to the drop. Mashing beats lead you through, with Maztek adding in some rushy mini-breaks and increasing levels of insanity. Don't watch this one, just Do It Like This.
The third cut sees the tables being switched, with Mindscape re-imagining Maz's Sinestesia. Yet more magic from both parties sees an epic build reaching for the ceiling, before coming crashing down with a course of flexible drum lines and rumbling electronic bass. You 've Nothing To Fear from the closer, as Kyrist remixes Level 2. Creeping, crawling effects lead up to a funky, headnodding beat, which Kyrist uses as a tool to create an entire world in music and sound.
DAUDIO026 rightly celebrates the first five years of Dutty Audio. Here's to five, and many, more.