The highly-anticipated second release from Troubleshoot comes from long-time friend of the London-based label, Scaefa, who has been steadily rising through the ranks of the UK electronic music scene for some time. The Reading born and raised artist has had previous releases on heavyweight labels such as La Bonne Musique and Draconian Audio, and radio play on revered stations including BBC Radio 1, certifying him as one to watch for the future.
The four-track EP – set to arrive on September 16th – showcases a unique variation of sounds, from bass-forward breakbeats to pounding melodic trance, Scaefa’s eclectic and wide-ranging music taste is present from beginning to end in Dream Stealer.
The record starts with title track “Dream Stealer”, rolling out big beats, heavy bass, and bouncing leads, paired with layers of lush pads and ambient chords. “Fault Line” is an uptempo, electro influenced track with emotionally charged, pulsating strings running throughout, along with metallic drums, rumbling bassline, syncopated synths and melodies floating in the spaces between to create a truly atmospheric experience. “Mythos” is a groovier, techno track that takes cues from the heavily percussive electronic music which renowned artists like Call Super and Pearson Sound have become known for in recent years.
To close, “Overflow” is a euphoric trance banger with ravey stabs, techy percussive elements and anthemic drops built for big room clubs and festival stages which Scaefa’s releases have become synonymous with.