Dimensions Recordings’ fifth release sees the label step into the world of the long-player with Istanbul native, KEREM AKDAG’s self titled debut album. Pressed onto a clear 12” with a free sticker insert, this 8 track LP from Dimensions Recordings is a must have for the discerning record collector.
Kerem has already been garnering global attention and gaining fans such as Gilles Peterson with his previous output of dusty house and tripped out beats in the last few years, and of course via his Getdownsoclose offering on Dimensions’ Recordings’ first release. This debut album, however, sees Kerem deliver a mature piece of work brimming with ideas and hooks. Bright and timeless, ‘Kerem Akdag’ is equally effective in the club as it is at home.
Across eight tracks, Kerem demonstrates a breadth of skills that many artists would work a lifetime to achieve. From the stepping beats of ‘When I Think Of You’ to his subtle vocal layers on ‘Isolated’ through to the woozy beach vibes of ‘Sultan’ into the squelching, rasping synths of ‘Unite’, it’s clear that there is very little left outside of Kerem’s arsenal. The album rounds out fittingly with ‘Drums Please’, which perfectly displays Kerem’s jazz tendencies, a slow grooving track whose crescendo of stabs and drums create a song that’s more powerful than its parts.
Kerem Akdag’s debut album clearly sets out the stall for a man who has a lot to say and has the capability to say it loud!
KEREM AKDAG : Kerem Akdag LP
A1. Kerem Akdag – ‘When I Think Of You’
A2. Kerem Akdag – ‘Isolated’
A3. Kerem Akdag – ‘Studio Pimp’
A4. Kerem Akdag – ‘Sultan’
B1. Kerem Akdag – ‘Find Yourself’
B2. Kerem Akdag – ‘Bossa Nueva’
B3. Kerem Akdag – ‘Unite’
B4. Kerem Akdag – ‘Drums Please’
KEREM AKDAG LP / DIREC005 LAUNCH PARTY
9 MARCH 2018
7PM – 4AM
The Glove That Fits
179 Morning Lane, E9 6LH, Hackney
Dimensions Recordings and The Glove That Fits join forces for a party celebrating the release of Kerem Akdag’s debut self-titled album. The intimate listening session will be followed by a party celebrating a new monthly residency for the Dimensions DJ Directory in Hackney Central’s recent addition, The Glove That Fits. Join Kerem Akdag, Dimensions Recordings and friends in this 80 capacity basement, powered by a brilliant D&B Soundsystem with unannounced special guests joining along the way.