From founding Groove Magazine in 1989, to conceiving world class imprint Get Physical, as well as releasing on some of the worlds most respected labels with a plethora of high quality productions across the spectrum of underground dance music from disco to techno, it is safe to say that DJ T. is one of the industries most influential figures.
His latest EP on Seth Troxler‘s Play It Say It imprint is a testament to his well honed studio skills and experience as both a producer and dance floor controller. With tinges of retro, this EP has its roots firmly in tech house but with an air of eclecticism, it delivers nods to a wealth of genres including classic analogue house, deep techno and straight up acid.
The perfectly menacing ‘Keep It Close’ kicks things off with a dark, snaking bass line underpinning freaky synth stabs. The pressure builds throughout and will have the crowd locked in before it pulls back and builds again with a masterful grasp of mood.
Hitting much harder is the excellent ‘The Day It All Started’, a more physical house track with solid kicks is designed for maximum impact in the club. Tumbling bass and gurgling synth riffs flesh this one out and ensure it is a real piece of dynamite.
Last of all is the retro-tinged ‘1988’, with its tightly programmed drums, slick claps and spraying acid line. It’s a wild track to get the freaks out of the shadows and on to the ‘floor.
The release is available on Beatport HERE.