UK Producer Dale Middleton makes his debut on Guy Mantzur’s Plattenbank Records with ‘Corrosion / Ronized’.
Guy Mantzur’s Plattenbank Records returns this week for their 39th overall release. The Israeli imprint’s last offering was not only one of it’s all time best but it also marked one of this year’s finest records. Label boss Guy Mantzur and occasional studio partner Khen crafted the magical ‘Highway of Regrets’ which left progressive house fans completely enchanted. The label continues its strong momentum by welcoming Dale Middleton for his first appearance. The UK producer has been enjoying the best year of his career in 2014. Key releases on Sudbeat and Parquet Recordings have been monumentally impressive and his latest two tracker for Plattenbank might be his most ferocious work to date.
Dale’s productions have always been meticulously crafted and the lead track here ‘Corrosion’ carries more of those pristine qualities. It’s titanium coated framework is rock solid and the rolling bottom end is undeniably powerful. The momentous groove is wonderfully accented with luminous melodies and drummy rhythms which combine for a great vibe early on. As the record builds the piercing lead lines intensify and ultimately build to a boil during the sonically charged main break. The second half finale closes things out with maximum peak time vibes that should result in an electric atmosphere on your dance floor.
The companion piece ‘Ronized’ might be even better with its drummy fills and squirrelly metallic hooks. The main break is destined for pure dance floor carnage. Complete with a tension filled build and rush of beautiful white noise the suitably large payoff is exhilarating to say the least. John Digweed must agree as the storied UK DJ has been the first to lend his support and has already featured the track on Episode 512 of his hugely popular Transitions radio show. Definitely an EP not to miss as it showcases some of Dale’s most inspired work of 2014. Highly Recommended.