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An engineer of intelligent grooves powered by loosely slung basslines and pinpoint percussive arrangements make Dubtek one of the underground’s most lethal dubplate architects. The brute force of his menacing compositions completely Embody the Uprise Audio creed of strengthening a sub-culture of dance by delivering cutting edge bass music. The resonating warehouse approach has not only become the foundation of Dubtek’s productions, but the very fabric of Uprise Audio itself. It is no wonder then why the debut signee was chosen to head the label’s inauguration.
Having freshly relocated to Berlin, the Seattle native has had the privilege of exploring a new sonic soundscape. The European underground is a whole new ball game and the change in environment is clearly evident in UA001. The record’s propelling waves of bass echo the dark and gritty atmosphere of Berlin’s infamous warehouse parties. Appearances at ://about blank have certainly influenced Dubtek’s output, underpinning a trademark sound. With full support from the cream of the crop, Extension / Plus Ultra have been smashing the dance floors at every soundsystem event in operation.
Building a close unit of producers has become the norm for labels with a vision. A collaboration with Chewie due for vinyl treatment as well as studio time with label owner Seven, opens huge opportunities for Dubtek. Not forgetting Asylum, Nanobyte and newly signed Wayfarer, the potential material that will emerge from Uprise Audio is impossible to fathom.
Alastair Thomspon – Trusik