The Calling


Dapayk Solo, Berlin based producer and veteran of the minimal techno scene, announces the release of his tenth studio album, The Calling. This latest project will be the producer's first solo album since 2015. The first track on this eight-track 2x12" is "The Calling" and it starts off with a pang of energetic, chopped beats before exploding into a brassy melody, continuously gaining momentum. "Blackout" immediately announces itself as a next generation Detroit house anthem. The rolling synths, hi hats, and vocals make this one of the most outstanding tracks on the album. "Aurora" stays true to its name with a buildup composed of throbbing ethereal synths that give the track an otherworldly vibe. "Flood" transports listeners to the dancefloor with its pulsating bassline combined with Komplement's quaint vocals. The second part of the album begins with "After All", one of the most enticing tracks on the album. It combines the groovy rhythm of four-to-the-floor percussion with tantalizing vocals by VARS before "Low Tinnitus" reverts to Dapayk's signature minimalist sound. The transition into "Wanderer" continues the momentum built up by the previous tracks. The closing "Walk With Me" is a deep-house jam that features a rhythmic shaker layered under Mental Bend's powerful vocals. Dapayk Solo, alias Niklas Worgt, isn't afraid to try new things. With five aliases under his belt, he continuously strives to experiment with different styles and production techniques to create innovative sounds. Throughout the span of two decades he went from producing drum'n'bass to house to ultimately crafting the groovy, edgy techno sound that he's now known for. In 2017, he released an LP titled Harbour (FENOU 007CD/026LP) with his wife Eva Padberg under one of his many projects, Dapayk & Padberg. While that album aimed to steer away from traditional club beats, The Calling sees Dapayk reassume his deep, dark, and infectious sound. While Dapayk is often categorized as a minimal producer, the LP proves that he is capable of extending beyond the scope of a single genre. The Calling is just another example of why Dapayk has managed to stay in the scene for so long: he loves electronic music and he's great at making it, too. Includes free download code with four exclusive digital tracks: "Zoe's Intro", "Halo", "Angel's Share", and "Zoe's Outro".