Releasing Manil Cacique's works was one of the main reasons we started Death Proof Recordings. This young French globe-trotter has a fresh yet strong personality in his productions that will quickly find a vast audience.
For his first EP, he enthralls us with three beautifully, dark and powerful tracks. Mixing together heart wrenching melodies, face-melting deep basses and awkward-yet-extremely tight beats in a rich blend of what could have been the bastard child of an awkward 'ménage a trois' between Stephan Bodzin, Oliver Huntemann and Boys Noize.
First up on the remix duties we have Gella (Fat!, Sub Slayers, U&A). Highly regarded as a master of the broken beat, this time he's taken 'Lukas' back to the early days of Detroit techno and made an intricate, intelligent, deep and rolling remix. Distant, reverbed synths and haunting vocals aplenty with a bassline to die for.
Australia's Butter Party (Trickery Collective, U&A, Lot49) goes whole hearted into his remix of 'Lukas', providing an electro-techno stomper, bass heavy with a twitchy drumline, this will damage any rig!
Then it's the tale of 2 label mates. Label owner Benjamin Vial (Circuit Freq, Plasmapool) finally gets his hands on some Death Proof material, and turns out a masterful dark, tech house effort. Wobbly bass, with edgy, glitched up sit over rasping synths, and never being one to trend... he's flipped the lid on the breakdown... bring on the dirty jazz!
And last but by no means least, Frankie Ferrell (Death Proof, 953) who is truly in a rich vein of form, hits home with a moshpit-enducing tech house effort, off-kilter drums and hats sit amongst a typically tight bassline with yet again, another eye-watering breakdown.
Supported by DJ Mag, Lee Mortimer, The Crystal Method, Meat Katie, Aquasky, Dylan Rhymes, Circuit Freq, Peo De Pitte, Costello and many more!