Hold It Down
Thu 01 Jan 1970
10pm - 3am
For aspiring DJs and producers, or indeed anyone who appreciates a good story, the genesis of Palms Trax couldnt have read any dreamier. You know the one; curious yet naive son of the English Riviera lands a job at one of Londons leading record stores and discovers the masters of Chicago House and Detroit Techno. Later, stumbling around Berlin, his primitive attempts to emulate the sound of his newfound heroes accidentally land him a bona fide dance floor hit.
A gradual but steady stream of EPs courtesy of Dutch dance music powerhouse Dekmantel have allowed his productions to blossom in richer, smoother directions. On 2015s In Gold EP, and throughout the following years High Point on Low Ground, halcyon hallmarks of House – euphoric piano lines, bubbling acid and luminescent keys – are shot through with Donaldsons tough, distinctive percussion.