Dutty Audio – DAUDIO015

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Maztek and BTK. More specifically, Maztek on Dutty Audio. Yes folks, it doesn’t get any better than this.

What We Bring (featuring Nuclear MC) / Caph is the latest release from Italian phenomenon Matteo Cavo, better known as Maztek. Since starting out at the age of just 13, Maztek has led a life filled with music, and has been creating electronic music since he was 18. He formed his own label in 2005, and has found success on a range of top international labels, including Basswerk, Future Signal and, most recently, Renegade Hardware. Along the way, he has collaborated with leading names like Aeph, Optiv, and Dabs.

Now though, comes perhaps his shining moment, as he links up with Brazil’s BTK, and his Dutty Audio imprint. Himself an esteemed producer, his label is gathering speed, whilst featuring his own material alongside selected friends and guest who have complimented the label’s vibe.

And vibes are all over What We Bring/Caph. The former is a deeply engrossing trip to the dark side. Maz and Nuclear are your guides, as you descend into the underworld, your way only lit by the track between your ears. Nuclear’s rhymes are the perfect mix of dangerous and lyrical, and the track is a flowing, rolling blend of tech elements and rough, rugged basslines. Music for the clubs, and equally for heads to listen, learn and dissect, What We Bring is a statement of intent for both Maztek and Dutty Audio. Get yourselves around this one.

Caph is a sound enthusiast’s dream. Unifying music and sound design, every detail is thought about and adapted by Maztek’s music genius. Slowly building up to an almighty crescendo, life after the drop is a hard, uphill struggle where you are assaulted by sonic lasers and some of the crunchiest bass out there at the moment. Working its way back, the track is lifted by some pulsing synth leads and slicing effects. The percussion is then brought in, before we’re taken back to the military march of the intro.

Maztek shows off his ability to build and destroy at the same time on What We Bring and Caph. The tracks have found a natural home on Dutty, and are set to rock the rest of your summer. Essential listening.

Maztek guest mix @ BBC 1Xtra (11 09 2013) D&B with Crissy Criss and the Risky 

DJ Support: S.P.Y, Black Sun Empire, Chris SU, Ulterior Motive, Hazard, Fourward, Smooth, AK1200, A-Sides, Doc Scott, Drumsound, Nymfo, Basher, Mob Tactics, Gremlinz, Zeds Dead, Task Horizon, AMC, The Risky, Optiv, Rregula, June Miller, Hammilton, Chef, Zardonic, No Money, Sixth Blade, Billain, CZA, Hybrid Minds, Ink, D Minds, 2shymc, Sudden Def & Rewind, Bass Tikal, Billian & more.

Radio Support: 1Xtra, Bassdrive, Kool London, Ciut 89.5fm, Drum&Bass Arena Podcast, Rough Tempo, Distinct fm, Capital fm, SUB fm, Fokus fm California, DnB Radio, Origin fm, Pulse fm, Ugina Radio Bristol, Gloucester fm, German DnB radio and more.

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