Photo: Zoe Lower 

After providing Touch From A Distance‘s inaugural release not even one year ago, Desert Sound Colony returns to Nick Höppner‘s label for another round of bouncy, fun-loving house. 

Desert Sound Colony has put himself firmly on the map of recent by pushing his own label Holding Hands with a fresh take on UK club music. He’s also previously released on Scissor and Thread and Me Me Me, and was originally known for a more slow and psychedelic sound. 

His new EP for Touch From A Distance is said to be an amalgamation of all the good stuff we’ve come to expect from the London-based DJ-producer. 

Opener “Zenome Archetype“ is a retro-futuristic joyride across mountainous bass and funked up syncopation. “Taking It Out For A Rip“ couples a thumping 4/4-UKG-beat with a wonky vocal sample, before “Walrus Rodeo“ slows down the tempo for a slice of dancefloor fun. “Al Gore Rhythmic,” a collaboration with Guava, closes the EP by channeling classic two-step and golden era hip-hop vibes.

Höppner, former A&R and label manager of Ostgut Ton, founded Touch From A Distance last year. This is the label’s fifth release, following EPs from Donald’s House, Brother Nebula, and Opal Sunn. 


A1. Zenome Archetype

A2. Taking It Out For A Rip

B1. Walrus Rodeo

B2. Al Gore Rhythmic ft. Guava

Zenome Archetype EP lands June 21 on vinyl, with clips below.