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Premiere: Carlton Doom ‘Thoughts & Prayers’

Or:la launches Céad sub-label, Damhsa, with a heavy-duty four-track V/A EP. Hear Carlton Doom’s Public Image Ltd-sampling techno stormer, ‘Thoughts & Prayers’, now

Or:la is starting a new Céad sub-label this month, Damhsa.

Damsha – meaning “dance” in Irish – will launch on 2nd October with a four-track V/A EP, featuring tracks from Stratton, Body Beat Ritual, Jay Gadian and Carlton Doom. It’s a heavy-duty collection, with each track offering a hefty dose of EBM-infused techno.

Carlton Doom’s ‘Thoughts & Prayers’ closes the EP with a particularly Nitzer Ebb-ian flare, ripping the Sprechgesang shouts of John Lydon from Public Image Ltd.’s ‘Religion’, and propping it up on a raucous breakbeat and rumbling bass. Check it out below. 

Damhsa’s launch comes just over a year after Céad, one of our labels to watch for 2020, which Or:la launched in July 2019 with Lewski’s ‘It All Sounds The Same’. EPs from Blu Terra and Kincaid followed, as well as a charity compilation, with proceeds going to initiatives tackling climate change. 

‘Damhsa 01’ will be released on 2nd October. Pre-order it here.

Check out our Selections feature with Or:la here.