The fourth release from Gardens of God’s imprint Sodai is the Barcelona based, Egyptian DJ and producer Raxon with his Detla EP. A trend-setter, the former-architect exhibits a cogent production style making him an fitting addition to the label.
A special track for Raxon, “Detla was created en route to Cape Town for a big festival. I thought I would need to make some changes after the show, as is often the case, but the track worked, so I left it exactly as it is in its first original arrangement. Which any producer will know is rare”.
The EP kicks off with an enticing intro, growing layer by layer with a detailed arrangement of ethereal synths and minimalistic percussion. A full breakdown mid-track leaves you craving more, before the final drop in all it’s stomping glory. On the flipside, Jungle Express features a hastier intro and a balearic-inspired drum pattern. A siren hooks you in as it drops into a bass-ridden techno roller.
Raxon has received critical acclaim east of the Mediterranean, boasting Best Dubai DJ in 2013/14 by Time Out Dubai. Developing and collaborating, Raxon has continued to develop his career working with imprints and artists including Ellum and Diynamic. Catching the eye of tastemaker John Digweed, Raxon has featured as a special guest on his Transitions radio show twice cementing his place in the Techno scene.
Released: 25th August 2017
2. Jungle Express