Spotlight Mix: Dempa
Earlier this year, Dempa secured our Single of the Week spot as he opened up proceedings for strictly-analogue label, Akute Records. Now, with new material being readied for the label, we thought it about time the Londoner strutted his stuff under the DT Spotlight.
A fascination with modular synthesisers and other analogue hardware runs through Dempa’s work, and he himself describes his method as “bringing life to the machines.” Bearing this in mind, it’ll come as little surprise when we tell you his mix is vinyl-only. His selection varies between old and new material, dipping his toes into grainy melodic house and moody futuristic techno, all the while building a potent concoction of dusty percussion, entrancing synth-work and reassuring analogue crackle.