Deapmash - Halcyon EP

Our GRIDLOCK series of dancefloor-focused 12"s continues on May 12th with the Leisure System debut of Deapmash, a young French producer whose unreleased bangers have been tearing up dancefloors and become a not-so-secret weapon at Leisure System parties worldwide. Featuring “Halcyon,” a ruffneck VIP of the same track, and an outstanding collaboration with Benjamin Damage, Deapmash’s debut physical release is a no-nonsense introduction to one of the most exciting young techno producers around.

“Halcyon” has already been causing havoc in sets by the likes of Truss, Paula Temple, Randomer, Tessela, Boys Noize and JoeFarr, to name a few, and it’s no surprise that it found a wide audience with such smashing sound design and percolating energy, with a couple of significant mood switchbacks. “Solar 909,” a collaboration with Benjamin Damage, himself a reliable source of banging, broken and sneakily melodic beats, highlights a swirling siren-like melody, before “Halcyon (VIP)” unleashes a final flurry of breakbeats, preferring blunt force over the surgical finesse of the original.

Deapmash began producing music only three years ago at the age of 19 - “my musical background is pretty shit,” he says with refreshing honesty. His prior releases on Clubwerks, Soul Notes and Boys Noize Records have drawn inspiration from DJs and producers like Randomer, Clouds and Blawan, and he has collaborations in the can with JoeFarr, Aquarian, Madame, Dean Grenier and Benjamin Damage in addition to these solo productions. His mission with the Deapmash project? Simply “to provide bangers to ravers and DJs.” Safe to say that’s mission accomplished.