Towards the end of 2009, famed underground electronic, broken beat, drum and bass producer, Dominic Stanton (aka Domu) wrote a poignant piece on his blog and bid us adieu and his life in music. Fans were upset, but there was a unified understanding of his position, which was not to have an industry define him and turn him into a producer he no longer recognized or wanted to be associated with. A hard pill to swallow with yourself.
Almost five years later, Domu has returned. If it’s your life’s purpose is to create, you will always create, despite adversities. Under the Weather highlights three styles in electronic music from bass-driven techno, ambient-house, and hip-hop. The three track EP starts with “Rain All Day,” a bass-heavy drum ‘n bass tune with dark elements and soft contrasting vocals. “Sunshrine” is the complete dance track, a la Theo Parrish trimmed down to include a Photek bass combo. To close out the EP, Domu takes us to his other love, hip hop, on what could possibly be a Roots Crew arrangement. All that’s missing is an ill rhyme.
Released on Sector 12/12 label, the brainchild of Mr Shift, who used to run TrebleO with Domu — so it’s no surprise they have joined forces again. Check out Under the Weather below, which is available at a “name your price” purchase on Bandcamp.