For the past decade, since Silicone Soul founded the label back in 2003, Darkroom Dubs have strived to bring us some of the freshest talent out there, encouraging them to explore the darker side of their musical repertoire. With their anniversary compilation, ‘A Ten Day Weekend, their sticking to the formula that has served them so well. Ten of the biggest acts from the roster have each been asked to contribute a brand spanking new track, with some exceptional results ensuing.
Ev Freska serves up hip-wiggling rushes of tech-house with ‘Solitude Pt. 1’, Gary Beck is all about the pulsating synth lines in ‘Painting Card’, whilst the taught analogue crescendo of Uner’s ‘Get 2gether’ is simply stunning. Antonio Oliveri delivers a tough, soulful groove with ‘Lies’, Of Norway’s ‘Hindsight is all analogue-soaked beauty, whilst Silicone Soul aim to make you start at shadows with the intricate, eerie house of ‘Spanish Castles’. And these are but our edited highlights, so to speak!
When you mark an occasion as momentous as a ten year anniversary, you want to do so with something a little bit special. ‘A Ten Day Weekend’ is just that and then some.