The driving force behind Born Free Records alongside co-founder Samo DJ, DJ Sling (real name Daniel Isling) has always gone about his business quietly. You could even argue that he’s been operating in his label-mate’s shadow, but that isn’t for a lack of quality releases. Working with Käften boss Towlie Von Der Rauchen under the Empfänger alias, he’s responsible for records sporting EBM-powered techno best suited to the gloomiest of dungeons, while his collaborations with Samo offer up material consistent with Born Free’s strong tradition of leftfield house. In a similar vein to the latter, his next record, The Secret, follows in the footsteps of Born Free signings Powder, Baba Stiltz and Pedrodollar, ensuring the Swedish producer is in good company for his solo debut. As a timely reminder of its imminent release, DJ Sling steps up to deliver the nineteenth instalment in our podcast series.

The Secret is out soon on Born Free Records – pre-order the vinyl here.

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