From his early releases on Ultra and OWSLA only a few short years ago, the French house producer known as Dustycloud has risen through the ranks with breakneck speed. With support pouring in from across the entire span of the genre, Dustycloud is about to elevate things to the next level with his forthcoming release on Zeds Dead’s own Deadbeats Records imprint.
Pushing the filthy vibes that have become part of his signature bass-heavy sound, Dustycloud once again unleashes the beast on both the collaborative “Fantasy,” featuring Tony Romera, and the lead single, “Survive,” which we’re featuring as our Track of the Day. Both cuts feature Dustycloud flexing on the production front, as he takes his time building up the pressure with cinematic intros and a pulsating drop that smashes into bass house territory. Gathered under the Mad World EP umbrella, both cuts live up to the name by inducing a kind of dancefloor mania we can’t wait to witness on a big rig.
“I’m lucky enough to be on a journey to find my place on this planet,” Dustycloud tells us when asked about the creation of the EP. “When you watch the news and see the crazy things going on in other people’s lives, it makes it hard to focus on yourself. One thing I realized when I started to tour internationally was that no matter what was going on, wherever I was, people use music to forget. Even if it’s just for a song, or a set, or a night, music is its own world where we come together out of love. That’s what inspired this EP. I wrote it for everybody trying to find their own fantasy to survive this ‘Mad World.’”
When it comes to “Survive,” Dustycloud is quick to point out that the tune actually started while he was on his way to play at Nocturnal Wonderland last year. “I had been to America before, but this time it was special, because I was officially approved to tour in the US. I was so excited and nervous, but the flight from Paris is like 13 hours, so I decided to use all those crazy feelings and put them into a song. I almost finished the whole thing on the plane ride, because I was playing my first set in America at Nocturnal Wonderland in L.A. the next day. I wanted to make sure I had something special to drop. ‘Survive’ is about the journey ahead and how we get through it.”
It’s only fitting that we return to where it all began and offer Dustycloud’s “Survive” as a lift-off into the epic weekend ahead.
Available March 13 via Deadbeats.