The Danish scene has been incredibly fertile ground of late. What might come as a surprise to some though is that it’s Aarhus, not Copenhagen, making the biggest waves – spearheaded by the tight-nit collective surrounding labels like Regelbau and Help Recordings, Denmark’s second city has been well represented in recent years. Taking it upon themselves to shift the focus to their own local scene however, Kasper Marott and Alfredo92 have launched Axces Recordings, bringing attention to artists situated around Northwest Copenhagen.
With releases from local artist Popmix and Alfredo92 going solo on the way, the nascent imprint kicks off with a two-tracker from the label founders. Channelling the energy and spirit of soundsystem and street dance culture, Marott assumes his Tandoori alias on the B-side. Tribal groove propels ‘Fest På Taget (Tandoori’s Partii Mix)’ forward with an infectious vitality. Zapping, chirruping and bleeping, melodic flourishes accent the rhythm, but underpinned by a monolithic kick, the drum patterns conjure feelings of ritual and ceremony.
The Os To EP is out later this month on Axces – pre-order the vinyl here.