Bangkok underground house’s poster boy DOTT showcases his talent once again on his latest three-track vinyl-only EP ‘Trouser In The Heat’, releasing with Brawther’s imprint Thisisnegentropy.
On the EP, DOTT is in his usual groovy minimal bag, with each track having its own unique sound and personality.
We caught up with DOTT about the project, with him telling us “Brawther has been so well respected in the underground house music scene for years. Getting to release on his label is a dream, especially under a sub-label for more heady nerdy music stuff is even cooler. The track was originally made to send to Brawther’s own Interweaved records, but before I had the chance to send it, he found a snippet I posted online and requested it for the label.”
Starting out with ‘Dem Swing’; a balancing act of dry hits and well-swung kicks, coupled with mind-bending effects and ever-changing samples.
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The other two tracks, ‘Mind Designer’ and ‘Trouser in the Heat’, are equally as unique as the first. Subtle yet impactful basslines, dense vintage-sounding percussions and in-your-face chaotically placed samples and synths and motifs. ‘Trouser In The Heat’ is so incredibly left-of-centre in its anxiety-inducing elements, expertly playing off of one another so seamlessly.
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DOTT’s production process involves using a sampler and Prophet 6, then using it in a similar fashion to an MPC before layering the track with effects and added elements.
Although the project is yet to be released, it’s already garnered support from veterans such as Daniel Bell and Satoshi Tomiie.
Pre-order DOTT ‘Trouser in the Heat’ on Juno here.
Henry Cooper is a Writer at Mixmag Asia. Follow him on Instagram.