EPreview: DA-10′s Old Formats and New Escapes


This soundcloud preview of wotnot‘s much anticipated The Shape Of Space EP just dropped yesterday. During these past 24 hours, I haven’t been able to get this stratospheric music out of my head. The simplicity of sounds that are brought from DA-10‘s strict usage of vintage hardware seamlessly blends a warm vintage tone with today’s funk-inspired complexity.

The first track swells with hip-hop inspired cuts and flow. A lead synth gradually builds upon Dâm-Funk‘s G-Funk beats. Dance floor sounds inspired by today’s Nu-Euro-Disco (much like Disclosure) burn through the second track. The third song takes a harsher turn, relying on Lindstrøm‘s distorted keyboard oscillations to drive the crackling snare into sublimity. The fourth, and my personal favorite, track is featured in full just below the EP preview stream. The instrumentation combines drumstep and hip-hop to deliver a danceable sound that can still define itself as chill electronic.

The final song sums up the entire EP nicely. The sample chants “breath in” and “breath out” as the track becomes more complicated than ever before. Check out the collection of next-to-minute long cuts in the stream below:

Set to release April 29th, the label at this to say:

10 releases ago, an unknown label released an unknown band into the ether and on April 29th WotNot will again look to DA-10, releasing ‘The Shape of Space’. While the label has steadily grown, so has DA-10’s reputation as one of the most original electronic acts around, leading to plays on BBC 6Music and an appearance on Electronic Exploration’s much-touted compilation. Their 100%-live-100%-hardware show has been turning heads and dropping jaws across the UK, just read any review of a show they’ve played.

Here’s the lead single off the EP mentioned before (if the tiny doses above have you craving for more):

-DJ Desman

About DJ Desman

Hello all! From the smooth movements of jazz improvisation to the bangers of the club, I can rock any booth you throw at me. Besides BLAWGing, I also DJ for UW's very own Rainy Dawg Radio (Wednesday nights from 6-8 on rainydawg.org)! I hail from the heart of two valleys: Corvallis, OR and Red Bluff, CA. Hit me up on the twitter @Desman3000 for all types of requests/interviews/previews and the like.
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