On 4th February, Desolat recordings celebrated its fifth anniversary with a special edition release of annual label sampler looking back over 2012's plentiful highlights.
Founded by techno/house pioneers, Loco Dice and Martin Buttrich, the celebrated label had a momentous year, with massive releases such as DJ Sneak's 'Necessary Evils' EP, 'Asante Sana' from Basti Grub and Francisco Allendes & Paola Poletto with the 'Animals EP'.
The latter two talents find themselves on the '5 Years Desolat' supplimentary mix - Basti Grub with wordly face throbbing melter 'Drunk & High' and techno rumbler 'Platonic Solid' from Francisco Allendes - put together by Dice himself.
'Five Years Desolat' package serves as a barometer for Desolat today, grouping together the label's founding fathers alongside established family members - like Shlomi Aber, Hector and TiNi - and fresh, future names such as Horatio and Alexkid.
It's like Desolat and that's the way it is.
Words: David Sullivan