Premiere: C1 – DJ Chupacabra – Growler [MLR007]

DJ Chupacabra brings a slice of sleazy heat to the seventh outing of Mont Lake Records.

The Austrian-based label have been establishing their vision with a series of well considered releases across their Bandcamp, as well as venturing into the vinyl market with the likes of Alexander Wirth.

Situated deep in the sumptuous mountains of Tyrol region of Austria near to Innsbruck, the collective set out to share their kind-hearted and mountainous nature into both music and a general hospitable atmosphere around the brand.

To celebrate the milestone of five years, last year saw the crew releases a quick succession of releases and parties across a series of stunning locations in Portugal. Artists involved with the label come from a variety of Europe’s club culture hotspots, bringing a variety of sleek and uplifting flavours to their output.

MLR007 comes in two parts, inviting Austrian artist and founder of Leap Records and the Tante Emma Club in Innsbruck for a solo EP filled with dreamy, intricate beats alongside a couple of gorgeous reshapes from Tripmastaz,

DJ Chupacabra sits on the C1 of the forthcoming second EP. The Italian artist has become well known for his eclectic productions landing on the likes of Lisbon’s Carpet & Snares label, as well as his impressive live set showcasing across Europe.

With an ear for the UK-infused sound, ‘Growler’ dives into the Italian’s taste for UK garage, working tight, infectious percussion with a menacing bassline that is sure to get the dance floor moving. Melodic elements bring a touch of emotion to the groove as joyous piano keys flirt with a lush string section simmering overhead.

You can picture Margaret Dygas sending a packed crowd into a frenzy with this cheeky jam. Packed with a buoyant yet innocent vibe, it’s another example of the next wave of inspired and fruity producers coming through the ranks.

Mias Void, the techno alias of Frankfurt producer Matthias Vogt featured on the flip side of the record, offering a more tough and pensive journey. Ethereal pads bring a lush balance between light and dark, meandering through a stern broken rhythm and driving Detroit moods.

Berlin’s Iron Curtis takes aim at the same track, spinning the entire track on its head into a deadly breakbeat weapon. Powerful acid notes slither between mesmeric, heads-on-head atmospheres that are sure to create many memorable moments on the dance floor.

The seventh outing of Mont Lake Records reveals another realm of the crew’s diverse tastes, inviting a variety of producers to bring their own unique flair making for a versatile and highly playable pair of EPs.

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