It’s always a fun time when one of of our favorite artists debuts a new music alias. This past February, that’s exactly what happened. The artist in question was that of Laidback Luke, and the alias: none other than his techno project, Dark Channel. He debuted the project with a 4-track EP titled, ‘No. 1.‘. He then followed this up with a special three-hour set from Club Space in Miami. Since then, we’ve seen him release a single titled ‘Sabotage’, but not much else. Today, that changes as Dark Chanell has just released a new two-track EP, ‘New York Five-O’.
New York Five-O is made up of two tracks, the first being, ‘Foxy Town’ and the second being ‘Hutch. ‘‘Foxy Town’ on the other hand, is what I would consider to be a bit funkier, in that the bass sounds like something plucked from the 70’s albeit in a grittier fashion. The tune also features some guitar licks that feel reminiscent of the funk era. It just works. ‘Hutch‘ on the other hand is what I would consider a true techno track, as it features some amazing drum work. It also contains some insane percussive elements, that we’ve come to expect from the genre.
With a total runtime of about eleven minutes, and twenty-eight seconds, DARK CHANELL‘s New York Five-O EP is out now on Mixmash Records, and can be streamed below. Enjoy!