premiere: Charlie Banks – Righter Than Rain [Drumma]

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exclusive premiere: Charlie Banks – Righter Than Rain [Drumma]

Chilean record label Drumma returns to its digital playground with “Scenic Route EP” signed by Charlie Banks, one of the new rising stars in the UK electronic music scene. Featuring three original cuts and a remix of the title track provided by Felipe Cortés, the material explores uplifting sound dimensions carefully built with house, microhouse and deep tech influences. Founded in 2011 by Felipe Venegas, the imprint focuses on bringing forward house, techno and minimal-oriented music based on clear rhythmic intention and organic expression. Among the artists that so far collaborated with the imprint, we find Leo Jefferson, Jorge Savoretti, Livio & Roby, Vinyl Speed Adjust, Juan Zolbaran, Toman, Deaf Pillow, Jack Wickham, Ricardo Villalobos, Faster, iO (Mulen) and Barac, to name only a few.

London based DJ and producer Charlie Banks made an impressive introduction to the scene in 2019 with widely acclaimed releases on Archie Hamilton‘s Moscow Records and Moss Co., followed up by his “Don’t Trip EP” on Okain’s Talman Records. Recently, alongside Fred Parry, he co-created Disculture and dropped “Lime Green EP” as the third material to arrive from the freshly founded label. His music gained solid early support from industry heavyweights including Marco Carola, Enzo Siragusa, Traumer and Chris Stussy, so stay tuned for more.

With its bpm set at around 126, “Righter Than Rain” drops a solid house sound designed with prominent percussive patterns, warm background textures and subtle dubby influences in the form of reverberating vocal samples and complementary effects. In contrast, “Scenic Route” and “Electrolyte” have a higher tempo and more melodic insertions, rendering those tracks perfect for peak-time moments at any party. Felipe’s remix of the title track takes the original into a more minimalistic zone focused on its drumming arrangements and abstract effects, concluding the material with style. Listen to the snippets below:

Grab your copy of Scenic Route EP from Beatport.

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Title: Righter Than Rain DMD024
Release Date: 2021-08-02
Format: Digital

Words by: AndreiB

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