Taking the torch from mentor and label head Wolfgang Gartner, Charlie Darker is re-imagining electronic music and painting an all new picture beneath the Kindergarten Records umbrella. This week, however, the Canadian DJ-producer lends his talents to Clockwork and Wynter Gordon at Dim Mak, putting his spin on their “Surge” collaboration. Darker offers familiarity to fans of the original production but injects his own style on a rendition he’s marked his own. Following his own crisp introductory build and the full length vocal hook, Charlie progressively packs in unique layers of sound for a version of “Surge” that’s being offered as a free download.
Los Angeles’s own Henry Steinway has a full plate in his world of dance music, living up to two personas — RL Grime and Clockwork. Away from his trap moniker and retreating to his original artist persona, Steinway revisits his February Dim Mak showcase — his Clockwork release of Surge – unveiling the official music video to its Wynter Gordon-assisted title track. The visuals for “Surge” take on the feel-good nature of the tune and display its characteristics through blissful nature, only to twist and reinvent the scenes as the track moves through a wild ride of dub-laden drops.Posted by
Henry Steinway lives something of a double life. On the one hand alluring the house world as Clockwork with his agressive live sets and creative bootleg packs, Steinway has simultaneously enraptured the trap world under the moniker RL Grime. Taking a step back from the massive trap anthems of his alter ego, Steinway has dropped his first Clockwork EP since Titan.
While recently Clockwork has been something of a bootleg mastermind, it’s easy to forget his rip-roaring production abilities. It’s been a while since Clockwork has released some original material, but the wait has certainly paid off; Clockwork’s new Surge EP is shaping up to be some of his best work yet.
Teaming up with the talented Wynter Gordon for “Surge,” the A-side to the EP, Clockwork has created an alluring original that is both fantastically funky and unquestionably charming. “Tremor,” the B-side to the EP, is equally enticing, making use of a flavorful electro house drop and a swirling, synth-laden build up. Clockwork stays true to his “big bad bassline” mantra with his forthcoming Surge EP. Stay tuned for the official release on February 12th, and click past the break to hear both tracks.