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DAMPé

Dampé is a studio and live project from South East London. Since moving to the city, the producer has been intimately involved in its club culture – from running warehouse spaces and booking venues to DJing and performing in groups across the city and Europe, under a slew of different aliases.

The music is made on a boat on the Thames and is a combination of dusty analogue gear, live instrumentation, and samples lifted from wax and Youtube. For Dampé, influential parties were Co-Op, FWD>> and You're A Melody and echoes of those dances can almost be felt in the sound.  

March 2019 sees the release of Dampé’s self-titled debut EP on Berlin’s Dirt Crew – home to Detroit Swindle and Lorenz Rhode. Across five tracks, the EP explores weirder and worldlier ends of house music – all with a nod to undeniably UK sounds. 

Peach Shuffle is a made-for-the-floor, broken beat work-out, St James’ Road a crunchy, live Rhodes jam and ode to a favourite street south of the river. Move Me is all garage-infused vocal loops and singing bowls and acts as an experiment-come-DJ tool. Carn is a super-swung hip hop beat and Zongo Junction, At Night, a late night roller - with material pieced together from saturated CR 78 samples and field recordings made when the producer was recording sound for a film about witchcraft and the internet across rural Ghana. 

The EP ships with a patient and chunky edit of Peach Shuffle from fellow SE London enthusiast, Nebraska.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dampelondon/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dampedampe
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dampegram/
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/artist/7004648-Dampé

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