DT798 – Audiojack
Today, UK duo Audiojack release their edgy two-track ‘Stay Strong’ EP, out now via Dirtybird, marking their debut release on the label.
Embracing their unique deep house sound, ‘Stay Strong’ lives comfortably on festival main stages and underground dance floors. Its titular track is an intricate soundscape complimented by layered synths and textured percussive elements. The companion track, ‘In Your Eyes,’ strikes a different tone with its rhythmic breakbeat nature. Ready to leave their mark on the Dirtybird flock, ‘Stay Strong’ arrives ahead of Audiojack’s upcoming debut at Dirtybird Campout this October.
Regarding the EP, Audiojack said, “We made these tracks as the pandemic restrictions were lifting and there was light at the end of the tunnel. We imagined how good it would feel to play loud music again to people who were full of joy and relief at being free again, and we tried to encapsulate that feeling in the music.”
Following the release of their second album, ‘Surface Tension’, Audiojack are entering what might be called the major phase of their career. This, of course, is not to diminish the solid reputation they have built over the last fifteen years as DJs, producers, remixers and label curators with original releases on labels like Crosstown Rebels, 2020Vision and Hot Creations, remixes on labels including Moon Harbour, B-Pitch Control and Diynamic, and artists like Underworld, Groove Armada and Hot Since 82 who have enlisted their talents for remixes.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Lots of brand new, unreleased music, mainly made by us.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Our Basement Jaxx remix, we’ve been fans of their music for over two decades, so this was a special moment for us to be given the opportunity to remix them.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
A remix of LCD Soundsystem that may never be released
Tell us about your next EP?
We have a remake of the classic track from 1992 “Perfect Day” by Visions of Shiva, which we’ve been playing in our sets for years and we finally decided to release it. It’s coming out on Hooj Choons on 19th August.
What have you got coming up?
The Basement Jaxx remix is coming out this week, next month we have a remix of Somersault on our label Gruuv, then Perfect Day on Hooj Choons and in September EPs on Knee Deep In Sound and Do Not Sleep.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
We hope you’re feeling better after a terrible couple of years, and back out there on the dance floor connecting with other people through a common love of music again.
Simas – Benja
Audiojack – Echoes
Audiojack – Lifter
Audiojack – Day Zero
Mele – ‘Esperanza
Through The Blinds – Not Just Me (Audiojack Remix)
Audiojack – Perfect Day (30 Year Tribute)
Audiojack – On Point
Audiojack – Stay Strong
Audiojack – Disco LFO
Basement Jaxx – Just 1 Kiss (Audiojack Remix)
LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver (Audiojack Remix)
Audiojack – In Your Eyes