Dopamine Music was created by Greek electronic music artist Nikko Z in 2012. The labels first six releases have firmly established Dopamine as one of the best new imprints around. With a broad music policy that is based around quality the label has earned support from a cross section of DJs that includes John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, Guy Mantzur and Marc Poppcke. Dopamine’s seventh release is ready and it looks set to be one of the labels most successful to date. Israeli producer Eyal Cohen makes his debut on the label with ‘People And Mess’ which comes with two top notch remixes from Marc Poppcke and Kobb.
Eyal Cohen began his journey into music production in 2009 which followed an already successful DJ career in the Israeli club scene. Eyal’s first productions were signed by Guy Mantzur’s Plattenbank imprint and subsequent releases were featured on AK Tek and Deepmentality. Eyal’s debut for Dopamine ‘People And Mess’ begins with a deeply entrenching groove that’s complemented with dark electronics and vibrant drums which more than sets a wicked atmosphere early on. Funky bass stabs form a wicked groove while the introduction of some trippy vocals and fresh sounds further add to the compositions brilliance. The chunky groove builds with waves of atmosphere slowly encompassing the piece while the vocals continue to send shivers down your spine. The percussive groove builds to a boil with a flurry of psychedelic electronics and metallic tinged hits delivering a superb climax.
The first remix on the release is provided by Marc Poppcke who is making his first appearance on Dopamine. The Berlin based producer continues to be a firm favourite of both Hernan Cattaneo and Sasha. Marc’s recent productions for Last Night On Earth, Parquet and his own Crossfrontier Audio have been spectacular and he’s provided an equally brilliant interpretation of ‘People And Mess’. Focusing on a slightly more stripped and melodic groove this might just be one of Marc’s coolest productions to date. The German producer has masterfully chopped up the vocal elements for some of the trippiest hooks we’ve heard in quite some time. The grinding groove carries some brilliant harmonics while the wealth of pristinely polished electronics which accent the piece will more than fill your need for psychedelic sensory stimulation. A serious bomb from Marc.
The final remix on the package comes from Kobb who is also making his debut on Dopamine here. Kobi Yitzhaki aka Kobb is a 30 year old Israeli producer who’s big break in electronic music came when he was announced as one of the finalists in Heineken’s Thirst competition. Kobb earned a slot alongside John Digweed at the final 5000 person event and since then has been focused on developing his own unique production style. Kobb’s cool blend of Tech House and Techno has already found its way on to Plattenbank, Mirabilis and Baroque. For his ‘People And Mess’ interpretation Kobb has provided a superb addition to the package which begins with a tough, percussive groove that’s set against a waning atmospheric backdrop. A small snip from the vocal serves as a wicked stab early on while additional gates soon appear in perfect rhythmic unison. As the enchanting atmosphere builds towards a climax some palatable tension results before the whole groove drops out momentarily and thunders down for a massive dance floor moment. Release Promo Hype Chart Top 25