This week, Mutants Records CEO, John Dahlbäck , who appears to have had little downtime this year, released an original mix, and remix package, titled ‘Take This Thing Back’ on good friend and colleague’s, Chris Lake’s Label, Rising Music to celebrate the labels 50th release. Reminiscent of the vocals in formerly released track ‘Solider’ on Spinnin’ Records, Dahlbäck returns with a contemporary hard style build up of deep, bone crushing cords and an prominent top line which gives way to a variety of classic electro sounds falling into a surprising, yet welcomed blend of Dubstep and Funk.
Having produced for over a decade, Swedish veteran and industry favorite of fans and music executives alike, Dahlbäck has validated in the past year that he is a chameleon when it comes to adapting to the times. Ten years ago, Dahlbäck, known then as Hugatron, broke into the German underground music scene with an array of well crafted, minimal and fidget house productions. This past year, coming off of a short stint producing and touring with fellow Swede, Albin Myers, as MyBack, we have seen the well-seasoned producer release a myriad of tracks on prominent labels such as Mark Knight’s, Toolroom Knights, Spinnin Records, and his notable, monster track ‘Life’ that debuted as Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune back in February on Big Beat Records.
Released this week, ‘Take This Thing Back’ comes with a techno remix by British producer, Stuart Price, under his alias Jacques Lu Cont. It is not unforeseen that Dahlbäck recurrently versifies his style, coming from a musically endowed family, and having produced for rap artists and pop artists as well. A weekly podcast on his world famous label, Mutants Records and an unrelenting string of releases this year, affirms to the EDM community that John Dahlbäck is a true pioneer of the ever emergent, ever changing electronic music industry.