- If You've Got Nothing To Hide / You've Got Nothing To Fear
- Format: 12" EP
- Catalogue Number: DAMU001
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Damu
- Release Date: 17 December 2012
If You've Got Nothing To Hide / You've Got Nothing To Fear
After a 2011 that saw him release EPs on Local Action and Keysound, his debut album ‘Unity’, and provide official remixes for Mike Skinner and Rob Harvey’s ‘The D.O.T.’ and labels Tri Angle, Weird World and Hippos In Tanks, Manchester producer Damu has spent the majority of 2012 regrouping.
Of course, that’s not to say Damu’s been dormant: he’s remixed Spector, Becoming Real, Post War Years and Lanterns In The Lake, launched his record label Fulcrum (home of Paleman, Thefft and more) and produced the smouldering ‘Blind’ for rising vocalist Py. A host of further vocal collaborations with artists both major label and underground are in the pipeline, but we all know how slow these things move, so while we wait, here’s a new 12”, self-released in a minimal white label style.
Most of the press that followed ‘Unity’ referred to the colour in Damu’s music, and that’s still very much to the fore, but these two new tracks showcase the progress that he’s made as a technical producer since his album, bumping in a way that his past material didn’t, with a combination of grime’s roughness, techno’s precision and a healthy dose of distinctive Damu weirdness.
A. If You've Got Nothing To Hide
B. You've Got Nothing To Fear