DHS – Watch The Sky
When you think of all time greatest Trap banger, Young Thug’s Check, Future’s Codeine Crazy or Migo’s Versace will all spring to mind. DHS’s ‘House of God‘ would have to be one of the most widely recognisable house & techno classics with more remixes and versions than Donald Trump’s lawsuits. ‘Watch the Sky’, a 2002 release, loses the functionality that made House of God such a functional trip, instead giving you a track so impressively imaginative. It cements a case for why many consider early 2000’s releases as groundbreaking times for experimentalism in the underground scene.
Radar pulses is the only constant in the beginning, radiating over the top of a chameleonic mix fussing indie rock drums which fade quickly in the a dubby bass, tapping triangles and drum rolls. Before your mind has the time to comprehend what is going on, a vocal sounding like Ron Burgundy tells everyone to ‘Watch The Sky’. Like a UFO popping straight out the cloud, wonky synths walk off the track like a drunken man in stumbling motion. More extraterrestrial high and low end shrills are added to this melting pot of a track truly giving the listener a palette of placed sounds crafted masterfully like a Leonardo De Vinci invention.
One of us saw this track played at The Arches in Bethnal Green a few years ago. A 5am style of track, it will ensured the dancers were kept in, or sent back down the Rabbit Hole.