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Audio Asia: DOTT dazzles with the nocturnal shuffle of 'Above The Sun Under The Moon'

The Bangkok-based beatsmith delivers a slick two-step workout on his latest club-focused EP


  • Patrizio Cavaliere | Powered by Pioneer DJ
  • 26 October 2021
Audio Asia: DOTT dazzles with the nocturnal shuffle of 'Above The Sun Under The Moon'

Title: Above The Sun Under The Moon
Artist: DOTT
Label: On Point Worldwide Records
Release Date: November 5

Prolific Bangkok artist DOTT serves the latest in a long line of tight club productions with his new 'Love Engine' EP.

Surely one of the hardest working producers operating on the south-east Asian underground, DOTT's rhythm-heavy sounds never fail to power heads-down dance floors, and the forthcoming five-track EP sees him continue his fine form in impressive style.

The music arrives via On Point Worldwide Records, who – following on from recent disco-slanted releases – take a journey into nocturnal realms by showcasing DOTT's stripped sound signature. The collection finds DOTT meditating on his “manuscript of love through the sounds of raw deep house and melodic minimal,” with thick basslines and analogue synth work underpinning his typically precise drum patterns. From the dubbed-out shuffle of 'Making A Short Return' to the glassy chords and fractured acid textures of 'My Love Is A River', the EP blends sparse musicality and minimal landscapes with an idiosyncratic sense of dancefloor abandon. The release also features a collaboration with fellow Bangkokian Wong Echo – on the space-age funk of 'The Rest Is Noise' – while Vietnam-based Humb serves a growling, sub-heavy revision of 'Above The Sun Under The Moon'. It's the original version of the latter we're showcasing today, but in truth, the entire EP is fully worthy of exploration.

Skippy garage-inspired beats propel the groove over undulating bass notes, ethereal chords elevate the atmosphere, and gliding synths add a delicate sense of funk as they gloriously permeate the star-laden panorama. This is majestic work from DOTT, an artist whose inventory appears to grow more intricate with each release.

DOTT 'Above The Sun Under The Moon is out November 5 on On Point Worldwide Records. You can pre-order it here

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