Renowned as one of the pioneers of the broken beat genre and the man behind many of dance music’s most mysterious pseudonyms, Dominic Stanton brings his Domu alias out of retirement to remix the new generation of talent. Nikitch & Kuna Maze’s “The Leak” is given a double dosing, with remixes under his Domu and Sonar’s Ghost monikers, alongside an ‘epic mix’ amalgamation of the two.
“The Leak/Domu & Sonar’s Ghost Remix” follows on from the success of French duo Nikitch & Kuna Maze’s first full-length album ‘Débuts’ which saw the pair win over the likes of Gilles Peterson, Jamz Supernova and Laurent Garnier with their exploration of the melting point between jazz and club culture. Opening with “The Leak” (original), the track demonstrates Nikitch and Kuna’s Maze ability to effortless mesh their frantic footwork/juke influences with a contemporary broken beat sound, underlined with a breakbeat styled drum – reminiscent of Jazzanova remixes played in the early Co-Op club days.
Known for releasing under an abundance of different guises from across the electronic music spectrum, including Sonar Circle, Umod, Kaura, Yotoko and more, before his retirement Domu released his last ever album, a compilation as part of Tru Thoughts legendary ‘One-Offs, Remixes and B-Sides’ series. The album compiled the best cuts from his long and industrious career. Talking about his Domu alias, Dominic said: “With hindsight, I can see I could have kept both careers/names going, but Domu felt very much like Sonar Circle, which had died, and this new mature music came from what I had learned and absorbed whilst making DnB/Jungle.”