Dfalt - Helsinki Beat Tape (Part One) - Limited Edition Cassette
Daylight Curfew is proud to present Dfalt's Helsinki Beat Tape (Part One). Out now, the release will be the first part of a beat tape trilogy, each available digitally, as well as on limited color cassettes (limited to 100 copies).
Los Angeles DJ/Producer, Dfalt, (aka Jason Drake, aka Cassettes Won't Listen) crafts instrumental hip hop built on dirty chopped samples, dusty drums, and hauntingly emotional melodies. He's been producing music under his latest moniker for the last couple years, originally releasing the more upbeat self-titled debut EP back in 2011. The release saw a great response from his established fan base, as well as the music licensing community, landing tracks in commercials for Adidas, Quicksilver, Etnies, amongst others. In 2012, Dfalt linked up with well-known music production software company, Ableton, to offer a follow up EP titled Greyscale. The release took a more electronic turn and was offered as a free download to the Ableton community.
Inspired at an early age while growing up in the Bay Area, Jason grew up with sounds aired over San Francisco's hip hop station, KMEL. It was a constant stream of early-mid 90's selections where he fell in love with the music underlying the lyrics. Public Enemy's Bomb Squad, DJ Premiere, Dust Brothers, RZA, J Dilla, and even Aphex Twin have been highly influential in the growth of Jason's music. An early internship with Steinski and 10 years spent as director of marketing with indie hip hop powerhouse Definitive Jux Records, further immersed Jason into his passion as a producer and DJ.
Dfalt brings the music back to where Jason was all those years ago, twisting knobs on his beat up old Roland 303. This time he steps to the plate with Ableton, MPC1000, Technics 1200s, various Korg Koass Pads, Casio SK-1, amongst many other tools. An appreciation for the old school masters, the mid-90s electronic beat and experimental scene, mixed with Jason's ever evolving production techniques are what brought Dfalt and the first part of his trilogy to life.