DJ E - Aztek EP
Released : 30th April, 2021
Label : M Ocean Records
Catalog : MOC021
DJ E’s debut 3 track EP release on M Ocean showcases his diverse range within in the deeper, darker realms of the Drum and Bass spectrum.
Launching straight into ‘Aztec’ suited to radio waves or packed arena. An energetic techy roller combined with warm tribal undertone beats to keep your head bopping. intermittent scissoring baselines swirling round powering the track forward, let it take you down the magical mystical rabbit hole.
Smoking crew where you at? ‘P.O.T.’ hits you with that old skool flavor, nodding towards the golden sounds of 98’ classic Techstep. A funky but also prominent break with a deadly hard-hitting sub bass, brought together with an intricate vocal sample and catchy beat. Don’t get to comfy, this one is a creeper! Get ready for the amen switch up halfway through the first drop, stepping up the layers to another dimension, continuing the journey from a chillout vibe to raving material.
And finally we have ‘Monkey Blood’ which continues to encapsulate the sounds DJ E is known for, a hard stepping beat which expands and contracts in all the right places, a thunderous bassline with a reverbed reese creating a unique approach. Let the vibrations take you deep into the brain of DJ E and his love for the darkness.
With recent releases Burning Bridges EP on Mute8 & Tech Itch’s Re:sisted series Ian Kisten aka DJ E, has been DJing, producing Jungle, Drum and Bass music for over 25 years.
He’s mostly known for his time on London’s pirate, underground radio network and spent 17 years on Rude FM, and is now into his 9th year on London’s longest running underground radio station Kool London, currently holding down the 9-11pm slot Monday’s on a bi weekly basis.
During his early days on Rude, he became good friends with Dylan, Facs and Bkey, and followed the deeper, darker side of Drum and Bass, going to clubs such as The End, Coronet to name a few which influenced his love for the sounds and experiencing the music on loud systems.
Having DJ’ed for around 5 years, he finally decided to enter the next stage and start writing and producing his own music, his first release being on Dylan’s and Facs XXX label with good friend Bkey on a track called “Default” which was also E’s first vinyl release. In 1998 he then went onto release his first solo vinyl single on a label called Spektrum Audio which was run by Dylan.
DJ E has gone on to release on many top labels such as Renegade Hardware, Barcode, Freak Recordings, and is currently releasing on Tech Itch and Mute:8 Recordings as well as now being signed to M Ocean Records.
Releasing music over the last 20 years on different labels, DJ E decided to start his own in 2018 ATTIK Productions. The name comes from his studio and initials combined. ATTIK Productions hones in on his creative style. Expect a Various Artists EP later on in the year.
E had also DJ’ed across Europe, from Austria, to Holland and up and down the whole of the UK, however due to pandemic has been non existent, but is looking forward to letting loose when we can rave again!!!
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Posted By : DJ Connect