Continuing an already bustling 2020, that has seen him release on Relief Records and Glasgow Underground, Italian-talent Adapter makes an exciting debut on Hot Creations this November with Skate Dancer. The two-track EP includes a special remix from contemporary house heavyweight, Patrick Topping.
Speaking on the inspiration behind the release, Adapter describes how he is “a big fan of the eighties, so Skate Dancer is a mix of bass, vocals and rhythms that take me back to that era.”
We’re graced with that feel-good eighties touch from the offset, as groovy female vocals shimmer amidst a pumping, 4×4 bassline on Skate Dancer. Sampling Doug Willis’ seminal 2000 track of the same name, the disco-inspired cut strikes the perfect balance between age-old funk rhythm and modern house swing, before Patrick Topping’s remix takes on a darker, techno-leaning tone with hard-hitting kick-hat combos and punchy, no-nonsense percussion.
Naples-based Adapter has experienced a meteoric rise in a career that has spanned multiple years. Releases on some of the genre’s most well-loved labels, including Riva Starr’s Snatch! Records and Green Velvet’s Relief, have cemented his status as one of the scene’s true heavy-hitters. Label-head of Trick and a mainstay in modern electronic music, Patrick Topping’s accolades speak for themselves. A Mixmag cover star, DJ Mag ‘Best of British’ Award Winner as well as three-time DJ Award winner, the well-established Geordie’s latest venture is the label and party series, Trick. With sold-out showcases across the UK last year, alongside releases from the likes of Skream and Alex Virgo, there seems to be no end in sight for the Newcastle-born talent.
Naples based Adapter debuts on Hot Creations with Skate Dancer
incl. Patrick Topping Remix
Label: Hot Creations
Release Date: 6th November
Cat No: HOTC162