If a producer looking to reach another level of success, the easiest way to know that one’s next-level aspiration is being achieved is by having a label reach out and want to create a series of “DJ tool”-style tracks developed with your unique production style in mind. In the midst of his third year of global house music domination, the UK’s Duke Dumont has partnered with Tiga‘s Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based Turbo Recordings label for the third part of his “For Club Play Only” series.
“Slow Dance” is this year’s contribution, owing less to house’s organic roots and moving instead more in the direction of house’s mid-’80s “acid” iteration. Heavy synthesizers, a Roland 303-styled bassline, and a husky vocal sample feel honest to both the roots of techno-flavored house and as well to Dumont’s modern production desires. Coming soon on Turbo Recordings, this one merely proves that when it comes to Duke Dumont these days, his name may be a misnomer, as he’s aiming to be a dance-floor king.