Since the first outing back in 2004, Matthew Dear‘s AUDION guise has predominantly acted as a darker, edgier commentary to the pop-infused house concoctions to be found under the producer’s birth name. A twisted reflection of sorts, it contemplated electronic music through the lens of grime-flecked techno and sinewy funk – resulting in relentless floor-fillers like the aptly named “Kisses”, “Just Fucking” or “Mouth To Mouth” and of course the heavily supported collaborations with TIGA; “Let’s Go Dancing” and “Fever”. Compared to the itchy momentum and carnal damp of these freak classics, the sophisticated elegance of his new offering “Dem Howl” is rather unexpected.
Chaperoned by the emotionally charged timbre of Danish vocalist TROELS ABRAHAMSEN, who also featured on KÖLSCH‘s “All That Matters” – this cut steers towards the more introspective moments on the dance floor without sacrificing one iota of the precisely engineered groove machinery that is AUDION.
Gripping remixes come from Dutch maestro JORIS VOORN and Kompakt label head-honcho MICHAEL MAYER, who cater to the enthusiasts of evocative bells and epic synth pads – simply beautiful mood pieces for the club floors, just as immersive and timeless as the original.
Already supported by heavyweight DJs the likes of Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1), Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1), Steve Angello, John Digweed, Purple Disco Machine and Dave Seaman to name a small few! ;)