Premiere: DJ Swagger lives up to his name with this swashbuckling cut
Gun fingers in the air
After arriving onto the scene in 2015, Natural Sciences quickly became a label to watch, notable for unearthing hidden gems from across the globe.
Earlier this year the Manchester-based imprint spread its wings with the launch of sublabel Dolphin Traxx, kicking off with the irresistible ‘I Care’ from D. Futers which grew into one of the summer’s biggest anthems, hammered by the likes of Beautiful Swimmers and Pender Street Steppers across Europe’s best festival stages from Amsterdam to Croatia.
Its next release marks a return to the main outlet, with a four-track EP from DJ Swagger set to arrive through Natural Sciences next month.
DJ Swagger is a producer shrouded in mystery, but his alias, debut record’s title ‘Greatest Hits’ and the description of “A collection of gun shots & police sirens” emblazoned on the artwork indicates a playful character.
This attitude comes across in boisterous dancefloor construction ‘Return Of The Swagger’ on the A-side. Breakbeats have been a common fixture in Natural Sciences’ output so far, and the trend continues here, with the aforementioned gunshot samples also put to good use. Above this fierce foundation floats dreamy pads and reverb-soaked vocal chops, giving the track an intoxicating edge. Check it out below.
'Greatest Hits' is out through Natural Sciences on November 28, pre-order it here
Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Staff Writer, follow him on Twitter