Bangkok's DOTT has returned to us with a release on Texas imprint Ubiyu (you-be-you). The EP features two original productions by DOTT, 'Constant Tragedy' and 'Shuttle Control', with each single accompanied by a remix.
'Constant Tragedy' finds DOTT in his element, creating an audio playground that is deep, driven and moody. From the outset, the track is brooding with emotion, highlighted by the intro's combination of dreamy chords, subtle high hats and a spacey clap. These elements find a perfect harmony to set the tone for what comes next. A combination of varying percussive elements, chords, stabs and groovy basslines complete the number, a perfect ensemble suitable for early mornings.
'Shuttle Control' finds DOTT using his studio hardware in a parallel universe. This track is for the dance floor. The focus here is the bassline which the percussion and other sounds are built around. A relentlessly groovy number ready to inject energy into any size of crowd.
Berlin-based Snad heads up the remix for 'Constant Tragedy'. A punchy twist on the original, amping up the energy while keeping the emotive feel suitable for a DOTT release.
TC80 rounds the EP off nicely by properly soaking 'Shuttle Control' in Acid before churning the track into a peak time monster.
This is DOTT's best release to date. He's absolutely locked in, focussing his productions around the hardware he's collected over the years and exhibiting a maturity in his knowledge of using it. Listen to it below.
'Constant Tragedy' as released April 13. You can grab your copy via Ubiyu's Bandcamp page here.