Make Up Ep

Dario Zenker // Num
Format // 12"
(en) Perhaps you think having children means no more DJing, parties and records. Think again : they can actually catch up with their (god)fathers on a professional level. Receiving full support from his techno-literate family since an early age, young producer Dario Zenker has already played DJ sets alongside a list of artists that reads like a who's who of European clubbing. Practically entitled resident at his Munich hometown's mythical Ultraschall club just as he was old enough to be allowed inside, "Super-Dario" remains at the controls of Munich's top clubs and is now producing fine music on a variety of underground labels.

His "Make Up EP" released on Num Records is a subtle techno 4-tracker with a particularly deep sense of space and atmosphere, it's sharp beats bathed in warm, spooky, mental sounds. Disc opener "Felder" layers wild percussions and drops bubbling mystery sounds that give the track a haunted and suspense-heavy vibe, while the apparently plain Chicago house grooves of a track like "Fruitlup" can lead to some truly alien breakdowns.

Using the highest frequencies without ever disturbing your ear, "Konstress" is a complex yet funky number with classic hi-hat action. The fourth and final track, "Darker" takes a couple of minutes to build and you never want it to end despite it's single-note, almost droning bass. Miles from the overexcited banging one could expect from a young new artist, it's scary good. It's also a good kind of scary music, like going to a classic horror movie with friends…
(de) Ganz schön Krause hier ! Dario wandelt auf den Spuren Wighnomy's & addiert seine eigene Note hinzu.
  • Release Date // March 20, 2006 (physical & digital)
  • Format // 12"
  • Catalog Nr // NUM 08
  • EAN // 880319187810