Grum’s manager, Sarah, and I used to share a studio in Dalston and a little over three years ago she looked up from her desk and said, “You are going to love this…” She played me “O Day” by Daniel Trim from Daniel’s soundcloud. I was gobsmacked. What a tune! And unsigned too. I couldn’t believe it. And the more I looked into it, the more unbelievable it was. Sasha had been playing it [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0kL_58aH38] (Daniel had sent it to him) and still it hadn’t been picked up. Right up until I had the paperwork in my hand I was still expecting some strange but reasonable explanation why it wasn’t going to be able to sign it. But there wasn’t. It was just one of those amazing finds on the internet that record labels have once in a blue moon.
Since then Daniel has released pretty much all of his music with us and has developed a fan base that includes the likes of Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Laurent Garnier, Gilles Peterson, Andy Weatherall, John Digweed, Skream and Solomun. His records are regulars now in the Beatport charts and with DJs like Butch still ending their sets with “O Day” I thought it was time to revisit this bona fide classic.
Detlef is a producer who is bang on form and just like his recent killer reworks for Sabb and Hot Since 82 he turns O Day into a razor sharp tribal journey – perfect some 2am jacking business. Marc Poppcke is another producer I’m a big fan of. I first picked up his productions on releases for the likes of Get Physical, Diynamic and Last Night on Earth and recently loved his album “35”, released on his own Crossfrontier Audio label. His remix is a superb, taking Daniel’s haunting strings on an elastic Moroder-esque trip.
Kevin McKay, September 2015
Support from: Scuba, Riva STARR, Claptone, DJ T, Camelphat, John Digweed, TCTS, Sasha, King Unique, Wade, Man Without A Clue, Hector Romero, Vanilla Ace, Josh Butler, Per QX, Andrei (Culprit), Andre Crom, Simon Baker, Pavel Petrov, Piemont, Tensnake, Panda, DJ Three, Mat.Joe, Martin Ikin, Lucina Sinclair / Pete Tong, Rob Cockerton, Robert Owens, Drums of Death, Graham Sahara (Pacha, IBZ), Timo Garcia, Brett Gould, Dimitri Nakov, Michele Snatch!, CJ Jeff, Benoit Tsugi, John Jones (Mos), Bodden, Kal (Underground Audio), Lee Kelsall (Hot Waves), Ray Foxx…