The Galway producer, hotly tipped by artists and clubbers alike as one of the most exciting talents of the moment has exploded through the ranks thanks to his euphoric core-rattling cuts on a plethora of seminal labels, including R&S Records, Shall Not Fade, Dance Trax, Madhouse, and most recently his rework of Anastasia Kristensen's 'Voice Within' on Houndstooth. 'Higher (Steel City Power House)' marks his debut on Australian/London-based imprint SCDD, who have been championing genre-fluid music and artists for the last five years - a perfect home for KETTAMA's raucous bass-heavy output.
This is a fast, relentless, in your face barrage of heavy drums beefed up with hi-hats and all the percussion in the shop, spiced with febrile female soul-drenched vocal riffs. Breakdowns with jumping keyboard chords or swoony white noise barely let up on the onslaught on the senses; this is one to get temperatures sky-high for summer ravers.
KETTAMA has also launched his own G-TOWN Records imprint this year and just announced a run of four G-TOWN shows at venues including London's Village Underground and Glasgow's Galvanizers (SWG3), on top of shows at Field Day Festival (August) and Riverside Festival (September).
'Higher (Steel City Power House)' is out now on SCDD.