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Des McMahon drops ‘Loosehead / Tighthead’


The next release from Des McMahon marks the start of a new beginning: since relocating from Los Angeles back to his hometown in Philadelphia, he explores the details of disparity on ‘Loosehead / Tighthead’. Representing opposite ends of the Drum & Bass spectrum, ‘Loosehead / Tighthead’ act as yin and yang, offering the best of both worlds in one palatable package.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, steeped in the potent brew of Philly’s wide and deep musical history, powerhouse producer Des McMahon earned his stripes at the forefront of the Washington D.C. electronic music scene. Initiated at landmark venues such as Fur Nightclub, U Street Music Hall and Echostage, Des’ ability to build groove-fueled sounds has made him one of the fastest rising Drum & Bass artists in the U.S.

Simultaneously unleashing excerpts from his own creative character — spanning from deep rollers to dance floor crushers — the sky is the limit for this exceptionally talented musician. He’s had consistent airplay and support from national and international figureheads such as Noisia, René LaVice, Break, and The Prototypes.

This sonic “Jack-of-all-trades” has brought his distinctive sound all over the American continent, performing at places like Electric Daisy Carnival, The Black Box, 9:30 Club, Beyond and Nocturnal Wonderland. With releases on Viper Recordings, Get Hype Records, Technique Recordings, Insomniac Records and remixes on both Circus and Ultra Records, Des is showing absolutely no signs of stagnation. Prepare yourself for a barrage of low-frequency bass weight from this monster producer — he’s only just begun.

Back to this release then which sees Des self release two massive tracks!

First up, Des delivers a hypnotic roller to get your body moving: ‘Loosehead’ was built on a robust foundation despite its meditative flavour, and the result is soothing yet juxtaposed with grit. Ideal for losing yourself all night long on the dancefloor, ‘Loosehead’ satisfies the mind, body, and soul.

On the B-side, McMahon gets sinister on ‘Tighthead’. Constructed with heavy distortion and technical elements, ‘Tighthead’ pulls the listener into murky waters and instils the feeling that there’s no way out. Despite its heavy approach, Des McMahon doesn’t ignore the art of the flow in this knockout tune.

Today we premiere ‘Loosehead’ which you can check out below. Des McMahon will stop ‘Loosehead / Tighthead’ this Friday 27th August. Makes sure you grab yourself a copy from the purchase button beneath the Soundcloud player!


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