Saturday, 7 April 2012
Dan Curtin's 'Stolen' EP out on Leviathan Sounds
Bristol’s Leviathan Sounds returns with a superb new single from scene stalwart Dan Curtin who offers up two new slabs of dark, twisted & funky grooves...
Leviathan Sounds is a brand new label for 2012 hailing from the musical hotbed of Bristol in the west of England. The first two EP’s from Admiral & Lewis Boardman have already garnered support from some of the globe’s leading DJs, including Sasha, Ripperton, Laurent Garnier & Anja Schneider and the label is being looked to as a possible leading light for the year ahead.
For the third release, due early April, the imprint has hooked up with US techno heavyweight Dan Curtin, a man who’s musical history runs parallel with the story of modern dance music. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Curtin has a catalogue of releases spanning almost 20 years and includes music on labels such as Peacefrog, Tuning Spork, Strictly Rhythm & Mobilee to name a just a few.
For his latest release Curtin has teamed up with vocalist The Blacknile for the wonderfully raw ‘Stolen’, a twisted, dark and funky slice of rough house that uses distorted drums, intense synths and rolling bass to underpin the outstanding spoken word vocals. The original mix is simply sublime and instantly conjures up that 7am warehouse feeling, offered alongside this is the ‘Postharmonix mix’ where Mr Curtin takes things down a bleeping and jackin route and provides an alternative that stands tall again the brilliant original.
To close the package we have the wonderfully titled ‘The Night Will Set You Free’ which blends raw drums, hypnotic piano lines and twisted percussion to create and old school workout with a 2012 twist.
Dan Curtin's "Stolen" EP will be out exclusively on Beatport on 8th April, with all other digital sites to follow two weeks later.