What a start to the year! Thanks to everyone for their support and votes for the nomination of Best New Label at the recent International Breakbeat Awards (Breakspoll). Also, a huge congratulations to Diablo Loco Records who were the eventual winners. Just to be shortlisted shows that our past year’s work is highly thought of, even though we're not strictly a breakbeat label.
We’d also like to welcome aboard a new label artist by the name of Ettica; to say we’re excited about releasing his work is an understatement as he’s been relentlessly shelling the Death Proof bunker over the past couple of months with bomb after bomb! His first outing is in the shape of ‘Premonition’, holding a funked-out yet moody techno groove, it's subtly laced with a haunting vocal and stunning synth work. His second offering is in the shape of the energetic and anthemic 'Is That Alright'; safe to say we at Death Proof think it's more than alright!
Typically we don’t scrimp on the remix duties, and with Ettica’s inaugural release on the label we’d thought we’d do him justice.
Australia’s finest underground export Dopamine [Disconnected, Lot49, Traum] steps up first; with him settled in his new studio we see him produce a more than healthy slab of powerful, electro-enfused techno.
Up next steps Trust The Machine [Slap Jaxx, Transmissions]. When your work is championed by the likes of Dave Clarke, you know you’re onto a winner. His efforts provide a truly raw take on techno; slowly growing like the proverbial oak it soon becomes a remix of truly awesome size!
And to finish, Holland’s crown-prince of Electro, Guido Van Santen [Satan’s Circus,Slappa Da Bass], slams home a booming bass-heavy tech-house remix that promises to damage any dance floor, not to mention eardrums!
Some DJ feedbacks:
Elite Force: Dopamine mix is head & shoulders the best thing on this EP ... really like the way the mix evolves organically and with a lot more thump than we've heard from the uber-chef for a long time - this is good news.
The Micronauts: Dopamine Remix is pretty intense. Full support! Thanks!!
Claude VonStroke: DL For VonStroke
Larry Tee: love it!
Far too Loud: nice vibes on all the mixes
Dylan Rhymes: Big Fan of Ettica. Love his Tech style. Had a couple of his productions on Lot 49 and love everything he has been doing especially the big epic stuff. For the win!
Circuit Freq: Great package all around!
D.A.V.E. The Drummer: not sure which track I was playing but liking the overall release
Lee Coombs: Well made quality mixes, diggin the tribal vibes of Is that Alright
Costello: Nice release
General Midi: a strong package- nice!
Flore: i'm very impressed by the quality of each tunes, production wise, they all sound awesome. full support.the one for me is the Is that Alright - sexy tune :)
zAm’X: Big Big Big!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hunter Vaughan: Guido Van Santen all the way for me.
Rolf Mulder: My boy Trust The Machine, wins this release. Very dope and will hopefully be in my show.
Hexadecimal: loving the Dopamine mix, sure to play this weekend on my show and in the club :)
Hi!-Population: Dopamine v is cool!
Lex (Badman Killer): Dopamine mix is wicked...and the TTM mix is jaaackin ..proper heads down shit
Stephen Cole: All are very dope, congrats on another great release! Is That Alright and Dopamine remix are my favorites.
Timakz: Like this E.P ! Is that allright is the best for me !!
Manil Cacique: Another nice shot from DPR... My favs go to Dopamine Remix .. Powerful :!
Anthony James: Massive fan of 'Is That Alright'. Great groove, wicked vox samples and bassline is wicked!Great package!
Jack Grooves: all good mixes, really liking the Dopamine remix
Ryan Galbraith: Awesome release and great artwork. Ettica is sounding pretty fucking cool with tight production and great vibe. My favourite track is "is that alright". It's got an awesome deep bass riding the kick's with a lush summer vibe. Reminds me of my favourite Filthy Rich track "Carnivale", which was my bass tech weapon for 2010...no doubt Ettica will do the same for 2012.
Frankie Ferrell: Loving the original and dopamine remix