“Such an intense, variegated, and singularly saccharin sound can only come from the mind of someone who's in love with life and music. It's what puppy love sounds like for our generation.” Following the Paul Woolford remix of T. Williams and Terri Walker’s ‘Heartbeat’ comes Local Action 006, the first 12" release by an amazing new artist from Manchester, UK, called Damu. After this, he’s got material penciled in for Blackdown’s Keysound label and more. The title track, a stand-out from Girl Unit’s XLR8R podcast last year, is one of the best tunes we've put out yet, full of colour with just the right amount of lushness to it. While a lot of UK dance music right now seems to use colourful synths in an unimaginative way, Damu’s drip, glow and fizz at every turn in the same way that Ill Blu or Funkystepz do. Listening to ‘Mermaid’’s like diving head-first into a lagoon. After that you've got three more killers: the iron assault of ‘Beat of Zen’ and the few-more-intense ‘Sequinny’, plus a ‘Beat of Zen’ remix by Chicago juke titans DJ Rashad and DJ Earl. Early support comes from LV, Girl Unit, Sinden, Brodinski, Starkey and more.
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