Dutch newcomer TRACE7000 turns in a slamming debut EP.
When Turbo A&R sign a new artist, take note. The Montreal label that broke Gesaffelstein, Duke Dumont, Azari & III, and even Chromeo have a proven track record for discovering the next big thing in electronic music. This time around it’s 22 year old Ferdous Dehzad, from a small town outside Eindhoven.
The four-track debut showcases the young DJ’s versatility and production prowess. Title track ‘Acid Habits’ sounds like golden-era M_nus, you can just see this wrecking Watergate on a great night. ‘End to End’ odes to Daniel Avery with marked precision, building and releasing with floor-filling skill. ‘I Believe U’ is a cool Euro-take on groovy Chicago house, while the final cut ‘Merino’ surprises with what is arguably the most potent track of all, a devastating roller of a track that has been punctuating some of Tiga’s biggest sets this year. Massive!
” ‘Merino’ has been a big record for me, perfect blend of nu-school and old-school techno from a massively promising young artist: TRACE7000, and the whole EP continues that killer vibe” – Tiga