Palms Trax (Extended Set) & Mr Bongo




Patterns with Palms Trax (Extended Set)
Mr Bongo (CLUB)
Wild Fantasy (UPSTAIRS)

For aspiring DJs and producers, or indeed, anyone who appreciates a good story, the genesis of Palms Trax couldnt have read any dreamier. You know the one; curious yet naive son of the English Riviera lands a job at one of Londons leading record stores and discovers the masters of Chicago house and Detroit techno. Later, stumbling around Berlin, his primitive attempts to emulate the sound of his newfound heroes accidentally land him a bona fide dance floor hit. A gradual but steady stream of EPs courtesy of Dutch dance music powerhouse Dekmantel have allowed his productions to blossom in richer, smoother directions, while still retaining their original offbeat chart. On 2015s In Gold EP, and throughout the following years High Point on Low Ground, halcyon hallmarks of house - euphoric piano lines, bubbling acid and luminescent keys - are shot through with Donaldsons tough, distinctive percussion.

Its that same connection with Dekmantel that has encouraged Donaldson to quickly, impressively evolve as a DJ. A memorable performance at Dekmantels flagship Amsterdam festival in 2015 captured open hearts, lost minds and aching feet, and has since been listened back to no less than 120000 times. Since then, the sound of Palms Trax has been a fixture on their enormous main stage, drifting seamlessly between vintage house, esoteric disco and the various shades of a bubbling UK underground he has helped define. Occasional back-to-back performances with the likes of Hunee, Young Marco, Antal and Midland, all DJs regularly credited for their breadth of musical knowledge and versatility, speak volumes for Donaldsons DJing nous, which has lead him on an international trail; from South America to Australia, and from Panorama Bar to Concrete, Contact, De School, and Lux.

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Palms Trax back to Patterns, this time for an extended set.

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