24 March 2017
Strictly Limited Edition (100). Listen to clips here.
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Bandcamp (listen in full; digital included with vinyl purchase)
Vinyl also available from: Underground Solu’shn (Edinburgh), Piccadilly (Manchester), Rise (Bristol, Worcester), Rough Trade (London, Nottingham), Juno and Red Eye in the UK, Deejay and HHV in Germany, Freestyle Online in Japan with digital also via Beatport, Juno DL etc… Worldwide distribution via Diamonds & Pearls, Berlin.
Tired of soulless, plastic electronic music? This is a brand new artist called DALI. DALI has a passion for analogue synths, abstract, hypnotic dance music and all things psychedelic. Don’t bother looking her up on the net, social media etc. DALI is eschewing all that, to let the music do the talking for now.
‘Sounds good, i like STCFTHOTA a lot’ (Ben UFO)
‘Thanks man, digging em both’ (Tom Findlay/Groove Armada)
‘Both decent!’ (Auntie Flo)
‘Loving the sound of STC…!’ (John Heckle)
‘This IS wicked!!! THANKS. Liked both but it was the more techno track I loved.’ (Domenic Capello, Sub Club)
‘Nice one – both sounding really good … first one is probably my fav but maybe just a bit too pumping for me. The other is actually more playable for me … nice and trippy too’ (The Revenge)
‘I love STCFTHOTA. RIGHT up my street.’ (Bill Brewster)
‘The acronym heavy arpeggiator fest is the one for me! (Chris Duckenfield)
‘STCFTHOTA is great man’ (Ben Mono)
‘I really like STCFTHOTA’ (Sean Johnston, ALFOS, UK)
‘Congrats on the release. Sounding great!’ (Masa Sutela, Traveller Records, Finland)
‘I like the whole pack but Voynich is my fave, maybe i’ll put in a mix soon… I put STFCHTOTA in my mix for Rinse FM France. :)’ (Bawrut/Scuola Furano, Madrid/Int.)
‘Voynich is emotional, STC… is more atmospheric. I like it, it’s so nice.’ (Ryota OPP, Meda Fury / Tokyo/JP)
‘STC… – Nice’ (Jon Kennedy, Radio 1 Prague, CZ/Int.)
‘Love the release! Voynich rocks!’ (DJ Kosmos, Nitsa Club, Barcelona/SP)
‘Really like the release. I love Voynich!’ (Alex Ormas, Plastic Club/Rocket Disco Bar, Milan/IT)
‘Interesting release. I like both tracks. Involving sound’ (DJ Minikin, Stuttgart/DE)
‘I really like those tracks’ (Andrew Pirie, Melting Pot, Glasgow, UK)
‘Both tracks are really good’ (Bobby Cleaver, Numbers, Glasgow/LDN, UK)
‘I like STCFTHOTA, it’s nicely warm and trippy’ (Cedric Woo, Beauty & The Beat, LDN/Int.)
‘STCFTHOTA is lovely…. This is 100% FRESH!’ (Yogi Haughton, Scottish Soulful Weekender, UK)
‘Sounding nice and phat. STC… is a beast!’ (Astrojazz, Kelburn Garden Party, Wee Dub Festival, Samedia, Scotland/UK)
‘Thanks a lot! Voynich is brilliant track- huge dancefloor killer, I will play it on my show this Saturday. I like SCFTHOTA, that’s nice deep tune, i like those synth sounds. Nice release!’ (DJ Bert, Polskie Radio – BBC Radio 1 equivalent, Warsaw/Poland)
‘Both great. First one really deep and driving, nice crisp high hats, really awesome. Second more of a laid back groover.’ (Archie Hamilton, Splitworks, China)
‘Thanks for the tracks, I really like them and I can definitely use both of them’ (Gareth Sommervile, Ultragroove etc EDIN)
‘Both tracks are huge, excellent release. :)’ (Keyte, Stepback/Jackhammer, EDIN)
‘Am really digging Voynich. There is something subtle and organic about it. Those synth sounds are lovely’ (Giles Walker, Various, Aberdeen/Scotland)
‘Another solid release! Well done!’ Kris Walker (Wasabi Disco, EDIN)
‘Voynich will find favour with the techno fraternity, but it’s the stunning simplicity of the flip that does it for us’ (Mixmag)
‘STC.. is my favourite, more spacey and funky. Not that the first is bad, it’s better than a lot stuff around at the moment’ (Pat Bensberg,’The Eccentric Selection’, Monday Lunchtimes, Phonic FM, Exeter)
‘Really like those tracks, man! Really good’ (Nick Roberts, Electric Fields Festival, Scotland/UK)
‘Really liking both tracks, full support – thanks!’ (Spatial Awareness, Brighton)
‘These are both great. STCFTHOTA reminds me of Red Planet and a swathe of mid Nineties techno. Great release.’ (Ben Osborne, Slipped Disco, LDN)
‘Voynich – digging it in a hardfloor/old school european techno kinda way. Def has that early trance feel (but obv a lot slower). Nice tension builder. STCFHOTA: This is obv a bit more ‘Detroit house’ (as opposed to techno). Nice beats, quite deep. Reminds me of Layo & Bushwacka.’ (Leonidas, LDN/UK)
‘Loving the STCFTHOTA track. Warm, friendly techno that is equally appealing to deep house aficionados too. Very good. Should get a lot of support. Possibly your best release to date. It just has the right balance of all things. It finishes and you want to put it back on again. Voynich is solid and I’m confident that it will get support, but it’s a proper club track so really needs to be played in the right environment. Great work though. (Felix Oram, aka Flix, ex-We Are Electric/Cab Vol, Scotland/UK)
Here, DALI releases her debut double A-side 12” on Edinburgh’s Hobbes Music label. The producer first appeared on our radar when we heard her remixing Sophie Barker’s track ‘I Do It To Myself’ in an analogue style, a rework that sounded like it could have come out on Trax. This release, meanwhile, has already caught the interest of big names such as Auntie Flo, Ben UFO and Groove Armada’s Tom Findlay, and it’s not hard to see why. We’re intrigued as to what the title of B-side ‘STCFTHOTA’ stands for, but what we do know is that it’s a self-assured grooving house cut with a skipping drum loop, pulsing synth rises and spacey atmospherics; it’s one of those tracks that won’t go stratospheric, but will definitely have longevity. ‘Voynich’ will find favour with the techno fraternity, but it’s the stunning simplicity of the flip that does it for us.
Anybody with a remote interest in ol’ skool House music will instantly sit up and listen to this track as soon as the first bars of ‘Voynich’ are instigated. It’s as if DALIi has taken apart half a dozen ol’ Acid House and Techno tracks and tossed them in the air and restructured them into a new and wonderful musical monument in remembrance of musical days gone by. It’s a new piece of musical architecture using old building materials and I’m a fan of the old and new House sound, so this is right up my street. ‘STCFTHOTA’ is deep, shuffling and hypnotic groove filled with abstract sounds all riding the very laid back and infectious groove. It’s out there, it’s right out there and in stark contrast to the something something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue sound of ‘Voynich’, this is 100% FRESH!
P & C 2017 HOBBES MUSIC
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Mastering: Keith Tenniswood at Curved, East London.
Distribution: Diamonds & Pearls, Berlin
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