Martin Badder releases his ﬁrst single ‘Dopamine’ from his forthcoming, self-released, debut album ‘Soul Escape’.
Taking inﬂuence from the likes of Overmono, Bicep, Burial, Fred Again, SBTRKT and Bonobo, ‘Dopamine’ with its distinctive vocal mantra, ﬂows through a number of recognisable styles including techno, house and electronica, whilst keeping an integral and coherent style of its own throughout.
‘I wanted to write a track you can lose yourself in, whether on headphones or in a dark club late into the night. It was important to me, to include a vocal narrative as well as the vintage synth hooks to give the listener something to cling to while being taken on a journey.’ – Martin Badder
Badder is a classically trained, electronic dance music producer and DJ. He writes emotive, deep, dance-ﬂoor oriented music, including breaks and 130+bpm techno/house grooves, that resonate with the soul. His music includes narratives that reﬂect the way he feels spiritually and emotionally.
As this my first single from my debut album, and also the first release on my new label BADDER, Dopamine hits different. I wanted this important release to be club friendly. Something to poke its head above the crowd and to establish this new era for me. Stylistically deep set within my house and tech routes, I’ve switched up this one up a notch in terms of speed for those later night, end of a session sets. Hyped to play this one throughout 2024 and beyond.
His DJ sets often include an element of live keys and synths, incorporating his skills as an accomplished pianist and keyboard player. Martin has received support from Radio 1’s key dance tastemakers Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Sarah Story, Charlie Tee and Jaguar as well as BBC Radio 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft and Deb Grant.
He has collaborated with some of the most renowned vocalists in-house, including Roland Clark and Robert Owens to name just a few. He has had his own music remixed by the likes of John Digweed and has himself remixed house music royalty, Basement Jaxx.
Over the last few years, Martin has performed at Printworks, numerous basement clubs and warehouse raves, appearing on lineups with the likes of Gorgon City, Sasha and Dusky.
With the forthcoming release of his debut album ‘Soul Escape, Martin Badder continues to cement his reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting producers.
We premiere ‘Dopamine’ on Data Transmission, check it out here and grab it on Beatport.