Artist: Dousk
Title: Mocca EP
Label: Mashtronic Records
By: Simon Jones | 21 February 2007
  • A: Acrobatics
  • B: Biz 1982

Dousk "Mocca EP"

Out Now on Mashtronic Records

In 2004, Greece was responsible for two things. The first obviously was the Summer Olympics, the second was the introduction of Dousk. Amongst the sea of talent that emerged from the country at the time (as highlighted on Audio Therapy's inaugural Across Borders album), Dousk's music garnered the attention of many of the key DJs, with John Digweed quickly signing a quartet of tracks for the Bedrock label, with his status cemented a year later with the well received arrival of his album 'DIY' on Klik Records. In the time since Dousk has spent time scoring music for film and TV, but in late 2006, John Digweed exclusively began to play some new material on his radio show and in his sets from the 'Mocca EP' - and now after months of many DJs trying to hunt down the tracks, the EP finally sees its release as Dousk makes his debut on Mashtronic Records.

'Acrobatics' debut was on Sasha & John Digweed's Triple JJJ broadcast, and was hailed as one of the standout tracks of the broadcast. It's Moroder inspired driving bass and dirty synth lines form the heart of this deep techno-edged dancefloor bomb, the old school house elements meshing with current German trance sounds to create the track's "big room' mood, whilst the analogue break will send the dancefloor into uproar.

'Biz 1982', whilst on the b-side is by no means an afterthought, but an headline track in it's own right. More upbeat than it's counterpart, it's funky beats and percussive rhythms create an energetic tempo from the opening. The spiraling synth breakdown brings a touch of retro to the track, but Dousk has used delays and atmospheric fills to create a sense of euphoria that sweeps over the track, creating one of those emotive 3am dancefloor moments that stay with you long after you leave the club.

The 'Mocca EP' isn't just a continuation of a body of work. It's the start of a new chapter in the career of Dousk, and the start of what promises to be a great year for a producer that perhaps is the finest name to emerge out of Greece since the debut of G-Pal many years ago.

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