10TRAX#009: Damien Zala

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Thanks to @damienzala and @rowtag-records - I discovered Damien whilst going through the enormous stock of records at Techno Import in Paris. I listened to his Sweet and Dirty pt.2 (SKYLAX rec) and I was blown away. Firstly, I found the songs original and captivating; a nice melodic line harmonized a very raw and analogue foreground, creating a kind of Deep House worthy of some of the best producers across the pond (I recommend the B1). Secondly, although they vary in quality, it's always nice to find six tracks in one EP… So I looked further into Damien's releases, I got in touch with him to praise his work and to see if he would be up for collaborating in our project. I was nicely greeted by a genuine and hardworking young guy (only 26 years old) and great musician (his new EP Second Life, released on Hold Youth is well worth a listen, as well as his remix of Boo Williams on his label Rowtag). Expect to hear more from him in the upcoming months… Also don't forget another Skylax collaborator, Giovanni D'Amico, will be guiding us through the night this Thursday at Siroco. Warm-up by Losa & Aguinaga. Save the date. - TL 01. Juju & Jordash - Eventide 02. Jacques bon - Goodbye Mona 03. Route 8 - Ash dub 04. Micronism - Constructing space 05. Interstellar Funk - untitled 06. Gavin Russom - Mantle of the stars 07. Juju & Jordash - Clean & cut 08. Legowelt - Forest conditioner 09. Entro senestre - Rosegold 10. Dj Sprinkles - Double secret