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Danny Daze

This ain't his first rodeo

  • Funster
  • 10 February 2016
Danny Daze

Over the last twelve months, Omnidisc has become a purveyor of unrelenting, brooding and super-danceable electronic music. Releasing pitch black electro and dank techno, the imprint has dropped cutthroat jams from the likes of Cliff Lothar, Drvg Cvltvre, Schmutz and Barker & Baumecker.

All of these records have hit hard but the label boss has been operating under the radar, until now.

After spending the imprint's first term shrouded in secrecy, Danny Daze has revealed that he is the brains behind the outfit. It's a bold move too, launching a new label based solely on the musical output, rather than using his own name to boost the profile or shift units. It's paid off though and so far the music has been outstanding, with the spotlight aimed squarely at the new artists involved.

He may have already released a few EPs via the label but now comes Daze's finest hour. The 'Miami' EP is his most well-rounded work on Omnidisc to date and it shows just how far he's has come in terms of his evolving production set and general sound.

Four new tracks of gold appear on the record that span from the club-friendly to the darkness-drenched before ending up at the down-right mischievous. We've got the premiere of 'Pop' and we're calling it now as one of the tracks that's going to go off this year.

We've seen the evidence as well. Videos of Danny dropping the track to mass cheers and plays on Radio One are building a case that this is a track you're going to hear on sound-systems worldwide. Menacing kicks and robotic slurs start the track, leading you to believe it's going to be another super-dark addition to the Omnidisc ranks but then that bassline kicks in. That bouncing, flirtatious riff that takes the cut in another direction.

Add to that some killer vocals, perfectly-placed clicks and drops that pummel and seduce at the same time and you've got a track fit for a king. We really rate this one and we're confident you're going to as well. Check it.

The 'Miami' EP by Danny Daze will be released via Omnidisc on February 22

Funster is Mixmag's Digital Music Editor, follow him on Twitter

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