Let’s be frank, Mr. Dueffel’s back, on VANDIT and after the club reception afforded ‘Adiabatic’ and follow-up ‘Wherever You Are’, we couldn’t be happier! Better yet, this time he’s brought a chum along with him!
‘The Cartel’ finds the Wesseling resident sat side-by-side in the studio with none other than Curtis Young. If that has you picturing hip-hop artiste and son of Dr. Dre, well allow us to disabuse you! It is in fact the young trance DJ & production hotshot from Belfast – a man who’s been making almost as many waves as Frank has of late.
‘The Cartel’ contrasts an elevating, optimism-fuelled soundbase against the vocal’s tenacious anti-drug polemic. With originality to burn, it squares drum romp & bass vibrancy with quick-running sub-melodies, awww inspiring (!) pad & chord motions and innovative FX. Gating up a storm in the break, its mainline synths point to the heavens to deliver its sky-bound soar.
01: ‘The Cartel’ (Original Mix)