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“I chose a bunch of my favourite sounds i’ve found scattered across genres that fit my sets and communicate with my ‘Emptier Streets’ album tracks that make the core of the mix. I don’t enjoy genrefication as it restricts creativity. While boundaries are necessary it is as vital to break them in order to discover new realms in sound. On a perfect night out people let their hair down and discover something new in the darkness of the dancefloor and that’s what i’m in it for” – Desto

‘Desto’s music has a certain swagger to it. Working on a range of tempos the Finnish producer and DJ’s recent output has gained DJ support from the likes of Benji B (BBC Radio 1), Oneman (Rinse FM, 502 Recordings) and DJ Shadow (Mo Wax, Island). Desto’s DJ sets range from 120s to 160s combining bass-driven dancefloor styles. His take on modern underground bass music is a fresh mixture of broken rhythms, ribcage rattling sine bass and the sounds of synthesizers dying in the distance.”

From his ice-base out in Finland, Desto makes a big step up with debut album ‘Emptier Streets’. Since 2008 he’s been honing a distinctive sub-branch of the dubstep sound equally informed by dirty south hip hop and Chicago footwork as much as what originated in south London – a sound best heard on the killer Signal Life label he runs with Teeth – while the eclectic Ramp Recordings have provided the perfect home to some of his very finest riddims. Here, working to the album format for Rwina he’s licensed to really explore his tastes fully, triangulating a sound somewhere between Kuedo and the Autonomic crew’s sci-fi aesthetics, and the kind of rugged, road-wise slow/fast fusions also explored by Kode 9, Zomby or Actress. It’s exquisitely executed and gotta rank as one of the finest ‘bass music’ LPs we’ve heard this year so far.- Boomkat

Information regarding upcoming releases

Vinyl only: Signal Life 005 (label run by myself and Teeth) in shops late June.

A1: Desto – Cool Down The Dance
A2: LAS – Liketha
AA1: Kowton – Dub05
AA2: Teeth – Black Thigh Shakes

Release party in Melkweg Amsterdam 11th July.

Tracklist

  1. ELECTRONIC EXPLORATIONS - 268 - Desto
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  3. 01 - Desto intro [unreleased]
  4. 02 - Suicideyear - Hate in My Hart [The Wavery]
  5. 03 - Desto - Dust Pyramids [Rwina]
  6. 04 - RPK - untitled [unreleased]
  7. 05 - Desto - 550 [Rwina]
  8. 06 - Desto - 4am [Rwina]
  9. 07 - Desto - Glottal Stops [Rwina]
  10. 08 - The Next - Deep Blue [unreleased]
  11. 09 - Desto - Chamber 7 [Rwina]
  12. 10 - RPK - Boyz In The Hood [unreleased]
  13. 11 - Desto - Emptier Streets [Rwina]
  14. 12 - Unknown - Euphori8 [unreleased]
  15. 13 - Dave Q - Jukey Ping [unreleased]
  16. 14 - Desto - Healing (alternate take) [free]
  17. 15 - Desto - Ink Pit [Rwina]
  18. 16 - Desto - Bonus Cave [free]
  19. 17 - Machinedrum - Digga [unreleased]
  20. 18 - Sully - Solitaire [forthcoming Russian Leisure]
  21. 19 - Unknown - Galaxian [unreleased]
  22. 20 - Desto - Dislocated City [Rwina]
  23. 21 - DJ Spinn - What You Need [Teklife]
  24. 22 - Nikitch - Juke On This [unreleased]
  25. 23 - Desto - Cool Down The Dance [forthcoming Signal Life]
  26. 24 - Kode9 - Ok [Rinse]
  27. 25 - Desto - Healing [Rwina]