Damian Lazarus signs another classic from the enigmatic DrumTalk, a revered producer who brings in the sublime singing talents of Josa Peit, signed to Brandt Brauer Frick’s label for the invigorating and anthemic ‘Lose Again’.
“Josa is a friend. She’s got soul. We’d never worked together before so when she suggested we try something, I said yes. No-brainer. Any time I enjoy myself that much when working on something, I know I’m on to a good thing.”
Championed by Gilles Peterson of late and attracting a large, loyal and diverse following from James Holden and Skream, ‘Wildcard’ shows DrumTalk’s sinister sneer, a techno weapon shooting to kill. ‘Gamma’ makes playful experiments with sounds to great effect, a unique and eloquent record that sways with grace.
As said in his own words, “DrumTalk is the sound of machines being controlled by a human. Or maybe the sound of a human being controlled by machines? Digital, analogue and acoustic. High-fi and Low-fi. Synths, drum machines and echo units, hand claps, finger snaps and banging on a drum.”
DrumTalk is an East London-based producer and DJ. Inspiration comes via the musical lineage of London, Chicago, New York and Detroit, Lagos and Accra. Elements of house, techno, bass culture and the rhythms of West Africa and the Caribbean are all to be found here.
His productions and remixes for More Music, Sofrito, Soundway, Get Me! and Huntleys & Palmers have been making an impact far and wide, garnering the attention and support of DJs such as James Holden, Jackmaster, Gilles Peterson and Skream, amongst a host of others.
Josa Peit is a Berlin-based singer and musician. Her debut EP is released on Brandt Brauer Frick’s label The Gym Records.
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