This week’s Mix Of The Week comes from Amsterdam based up and comer Decadance. The Irish born selector has contributed a 1 hour and 30 minute live recording from his support set for D.Dan in Centre Point, comprised of old school techno flavour and rave infused grooves.
Hailing from Wicklow, Ireland, Decadance began his journey within electronic music inspired by seminal Dublin clubs Hangar and District 8. The Wicklow native soon after began DJing and then followed into producing techno. In recent times Decadance jumped ship to Amsterdam in pursuit of an alternative approach to his dance music crusade.
His productions aim to deliver hard hitting, fast paced techno whilst building cinematic atmospheres through the creation of emotional pads and energetic acid leads, often conveying feelings of euphoria and nostalgia. His fascination with other avenues of artistic output is also evident in his clever sampling of audio ranging from Plato allegories to Hunter S Thompson monologues.
Decadance’s style of mixing is chaotic, aggressive & inspired by the old school and classic techno mixes. Having only begun producing in April 2020, he has already earned a debut label release on Otomo in addition to contributing tracks to the underground Irish scene which have been premiered by the likes of MOTZ & Techno Germany. He has also garnered support from the likes of MRD, Kobosil, Marcel Dune, Aahan, L A V E N & Vendex.
In addition to this, he is a founder & resident of Dublin based collective Thump, who have been responsible for a number of stand out gigs in Dublin as of late.
Decadance’s live recording from his support set for D.Dan captures the raw and hot-blooded nature of playing to a packed room in Dublin, but the mix remains centred and fastidious as if it had been recorded from a studio. The Wicklow native weaves through unapologetic old school cuts, modern rave twists and a host of unreleased material in the 60 minute live recording. This is tough, funky and profoundly in your face.