Dast (aka Daniele Strazzullo) was born in 1990 under the sun of Naples, Italy. Dast made his first steps into nightlife in a town which offers a beautiful mixture of sounds and music culture. In 2012, together with his fellow French-Italian dj Julien Sandre, Dast produced the track “Wanna Be” played on Jamie Jones label “Hot Creations” various artists album. Jamie himself plays this track many times as part of his dj sets around the globe, consecrating Dast as a promising young talent in dance music. Later that year the track “Reality” was released on the same label. 2014 see the rise of Dast.
His “Alpha Centauri” launched by the well known label “LIEBE*DETAIL” was also major success. At this point he changed his production style in an attempt to create something new, special which is found on the EP “Architect” out on Luca Agnellis label Etruria Beat.
His actual work and EP is released on Pig&Dans label Elevate, so let’s dive directly into it…
Tracklist: Dast – Ain’t Got Her (Elevate, ELV47)
02. Spiritual (Luca Agnelli rmx)
03. Ain’t Got Her
04. Orange Bud
Gradual rise of the melody and the track. Slow hypno beat running on heavy kickdrums, supported by classic techno Rides. A siren awakens, and over a long distance it is ramping up for the peak … which finally comes, and you get a good impression what you can expect on this EP. An exemplary opening track, here and everywhere else.
A remix which is close to its original, with uptempo Rides and a bantam dose of acid. Like the original the peak comes belated, but did not miss its purpose.
03. Ain’t Got Her (Luca Agnelli rmx)
You are sourround by a cosy warm melody, and you are tempted to ensconce yourself. But forget it, a flood of vocals will flush you away. The track than stomps away and is providing a footing again, but at the same time taking off high into the sky. Another belated peak. Totally worth waiting for.
04. Orange Bud
This one is different. Instantly you feel this restlessness in the air when the track starts. Quick build into the main groove, long synth pads let the track hover. Break. clean composition, I like the drums here, very well placed and vigorously sounding in the spectrum, building the tension till the drop. Energetic tune.
Dark synths, light but deep melody is floating on top. Dramatic stabs presents themselves in long uplifts which leads into the extended break… till finally the powerful resolution strikes!
Long introduction. A subtle melody is fighting with dense drums, while rave sirens are fighting for your attention. And will get it.
Conclusion: Charmingly melodic techno, long builds, late peaks, great clean compositions. You clearly recognize Dast’s own and special style. And it will undoubtedly stand out in your set.
Buy release: Digital