Iranian American artist Dubfire is one of the most seminal names in all of club music, alongside his massive success under the Deep Dish project, which includes winning a Grammy in 2002, he also played a massive part in making techno the titan it is today. Yet despite being among the most successful names in the genre, he had surprisingly never released a full length studio album under the guise of Dubfire, something he set out to change coming into 2022. This month we saw the release of
‘EVOLV’, a 13-track long player which boasts a wealth of techno, minimal, and tech house sounds, alongside a few other, less obvious styles. The core of the album consists of a mix of hammering main room techno anthems and a bunch of percussive-heavy tech grooves, with plenty of filtered synths, delay-soaked percussion and piercing hi hats on display. It’s a perfect showcase of the modern club sound, unrelenting and energetic, while still bringing plenty of rhythm and depth, and of course holding no compromises on the production front. It expectedly lands on Dubfire’s own SCI+TEC imprint, where he has hosted releases from some of the best techno producers in the world, including as Dense & Pika, Klaudia Gawlas, and Guti.
Where to start:
Dark Matter: Rock solid low end topped with delayed synth stabs
Bottom Dweller: Dense rolling basslines and fierce hi hat rhythms
CHALLNGR 1.2: Filtered synth work meets crunching drum sounds
Previous from Dubfire:
Rubber EP (2021, DCLTD)
Rampart EP (2021, DCLTD)
If you like this then check out:
Oliver Huntemann – Propaganda LP (2017, Senso Sounds)
Pan-Pot – The Other LP (2015, Second State)
Dubfire – EVOLV LP is out now on SCI+TEC.