50 Weapons bosses, Modeselektor, have uploaded a clip of ‘Laika’, a track from Benjamin Damage’s debut, solo LP.
The album, ‘Heliosphere’, is expected to follow in the wake of his recent 12″ for the label, ‘Swarm’/’Headache’, as opposed to the slow-burning, tech-house style of his collaborative album with Doc Daneeka.
The first evidence we have would seem to confirm that. Although not nearly as abrasive as the 12″, the shifts in Damage’s production since re-locating to Berlin are clear; he trades the funky and garage focus of his early work for a honed slant on techno. The uncomplicated atmospherics and dampened kick drum of ‘Laika’ suggest a balanced work coming in ‘Heliosphere’, one we’re really looking forward to.
Preview ‘Laika’ below, and buy from February 22.