5 Artists You Need To Check Out This Month: March
Written by Sacha Wall on May 23, 2016
At Data Transmission we’re firm believers that the essence of the beautiful is unity in variety and in that variety we always look to broaden our horizons with new music, DJs & parties!
Starting today, each month, we are asking our staff, writers & contributors to look ahead at the coming months events and look a little beyond the obvious headline acts to find some interesting, new and exciting DJs, that you must check out and get on your radar.
This month Jamie Adams picks his 5 for March.
Accumulating invaluable experience as a resident of Subject Dublin, warming up for Derrick May at age 19, Sage has left his stamp as a producer with a debut four-track release on Argot’s respected side-label, Tasteful Nudes. Bereft of inspiration from an expensive drum kit handed to him in his younger days, Sage fell in love with DJing the moment he got his hands on a pair of decks at the age of 16. Joining a discography that can boast releases from names like Borai and Royer, Sage is an Irish prodigy you should be keeping your eye on.
Check out the title track, ‘Crumbs of Life’, a trippy number released on February 24th 2017.
With two monstrous releases on Boysnoize Records, the Frenchman has developed a ravey characteristic sound, reminiscent of Mella Dee. Piano stabs, broken beats and ear-splitting highs dominate Raito’s soundscape, merging together to construct an unrelenting energy. As Boysnoize put it themselves, “You like your hardcore proper, Raito serves it proper.”
Deservedly placing third in Resident Advisor’s top 50 tracks of 2016 with ‘The Frontier’ on Whities, Avalon Emerson is staking her claim as one of the industry’s leading female DJs. Most strikingly the Californian’s productions are sealed with enough thump to pack a punch in the club, yet the ethereal textures she manages to weave into each track become the catalyst to set her sound apart from the rest. Proving her consistency with compelling releases on Whities, shtum, Spring Theory and Spectral Sound, Avalon Emerson is sure to feature in the spotlight this year.
It comes as no surprise that Dresden-born Alexander Dorn possesses such a versatile pallete of music, considering his self-proclaimed love for synthesisers and drum machines. He is a producer that is difficult to pigeonhole, yet each production oozes quality. A signature sound of bouncy drums complemented by warming synths and oddly-fitting vocals have earnt the German producer impressive releases on a variety of labels such as Uncanny Valley, Rat Life Records and more recently Chiwax.
Hiding behind a secret alias, Escorting Sarah has been played out by B.Traits, Scuba, Tom Demac and more. With two skimpy releases on a self-owned label, Escorting Sarah is developing a prestigious reputation for delivering uncompromising techno to her punters. Marked as the illustrative standout track from the inaugural release, ‘Elephant In My Box’ offers hard-hitting techno laden with disturbing, fear-inducing horns, enough to descend any dancefloor into a chaotic frenzy. It’s all very hush, hush.