Eight Zero #22 by Dan McKie was dropped, as his four-track EP, on Friday, September 27, 2019. This track was released on 1980 Recordings. With this, he added Steve Lawler, Roog, Claptone, David Morena, Gene Farris, Brett Gould, Ming, and Marco Carola to his growing list of supporters.
Eight Zero #22 by Dan McKie | EP
This EP is an extravagant, full-bodied collection of underground minimal and tech-house. The four cuts – ‘3.01’, ‘44km’, ‘Papi Tiburon’ and ‘They Call Me Danger’ – showcase McKie’s growing ability to produce dark and dirty dance floor killers that are as grubby as they are gorgeous.
A hands-up minimal house number; the twisting basslines and squelching acid synth accents of ‘3.01’ creates a punching dynamism that McKie skillfully suspends midway for a darker, more ethereal segue. ‘44km’ drives, almost literally. Sound FX flashing by, with the hypnotic rhythm of lights on the freeway, an unconscious sense of movement masterfully replicated in the mix. McKie ups the persistent sense of pace on ‘Papi Tiburon.’ It is a pared-down track that sees its chugging energy gradually build in pace. The most vocal cut of the four, synth stabs and syncopated cowbells give ‘They Call Me Danger’ an instant rolling motion that McKie intersperses with only the slightest flutters of the vocal drop.
I wanted to join the plethora of talent I have signed to the artist EP series on my 1980 Recordings, so I delivered 4 tracks of equal dirt and grit. One of them is very tongue in cheek as it nods to a song all parents of any under 5-year-old will know, I won’t say much more than that ha. Hopefully, the techy techno sound and vibe will grab listeners’ attention.
McKie said while talking about the new EP.
There’s a playfulness in his production here that goes up against the weightier, central beat of the track. It creates an atmosphere of anticipation and suspense inside the composition.
Here is the track, ‘They Call Me Danger’ for you to enjoy.
ABOUT DAN MCKIE:
Dan McKie is behind an array of house and techno music across the entire spectrum of 4×4 genres. He is the resident DJ of Ibiza, London, Barcelona, and Andorra. An eccentric producer, Dan uses his energetic blend of music to share his passion for electronica. His label releases, on 1980 Recordings, have been supported by the likes of several. He has support from Rob Da Bank, Monki, B-Traits, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Vanilla Ace, Roger Sanchez and many more.
A regular on the White Island of Ibiza, Dan was also resident for Neil Moore and BFSB Radio as the official Ibiza Resident DJ. He has toured regularly over the years as a Pacha Ibiza global ambassador and under his own moniker.
Follow this energetic artist on his social media handles to keep up to date about his releases.
His last release ‘Old Skool New Kool’ is still making waves. This UK producer’s geniuses have been steadily rising over 2019.
Eight Zero #22 by Dan McKie looks set to build even further on that growing status.
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