Multitalented artist, curator, performer and self-confessed ‘machine freak’ DEAS has announced his new EP Form & Flux. Maintaining attention to every detail and reflecting his steadfast pursuit of a sound that has been created from scratch, the analogue-produced EP will drop February 9th via Baumuzik.
Across 4 tracks, listeners are introduced to his unmistakable brand of clinically precise 4/4 techno earworms and inventive groove loops, emphasising DEAS’ unwavering musical intuition and leading the audience exactly where he wants: to the dancefloor.
“I don’t approach music or being an artist in a standard way, and despite my extraverted character, I spend most of the time alone in the studio. All I have there are machines, and interacting with them turns into fascinating conversations. My music is only the side effect of those. Sometimes you have an idea for a track from top to bottom, have the base of the form done in minutes, and you’re stuck on the leading theme. Then, after days of work, you try the least expected combination of devices and suddenly it all makes sense! That’s how 'Flux' was created.” - DEAS
Taking pride in his ability to paint a sonic-canvas with complex sound-design, improvised loops and esoteric rhythms, DEAS is known to experiment inside the studio, recently creating a custom DIY Roland 909 machine and mapping out his own drums. Pursuing a physical connection to the music he creates at every level, the EP will be released on vinyl - representing a clear artistic vision and an undeniably technically-minded approach to music that signifies a resistance against digitally-focused trends.
“Sometimes the simplest-sounding ideas result from very complicated background work, and I am not scared of it. Every time I create an EP, I want the tracks to have a contrast yet maintain a common denominator. In ‘Form and Flux’, you will hear a spectrum of sounds, because creating the same art over and over again is simply boring!” - DEAS
After releasing on esteemed labels via Chris Liebing's CLR and A R T S' Planet Rhythm, DEAS’ tracks are often tested on live audiences by respected tastemakers including Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, and Luke Slater. The production mastermind is no stranger to the booth himself, with performances at Awakenings, Extrema, Dockyard, Audioriver, and Opener, and club institutions including E1 London, Melkweg and Kompass.