Avant-electronic producer Attaque unveils video for 'don't leave me', a track taken from new album due this summer. Press play !
Dominic Gentry is Attaque, an electronic artist whose exhilarating experiments with genre, rhythm and song-writing have seen him tipped for big things by The Guardian, Q, NME and Radio 1. His dance singles, melding two-step garage, minimal house and techno, have been championed by Tiga and Erol Alkan, while his first album, 2014’s On Ly Ou came decorated in beguiling details, twinkling bells and vocals, hinting at influences from Burial to Pantha Du Prince and Mogwai. Gentry, originally from Colchester, has a keen ear for melody, and his music has a disarming emotional power. These qualities have earned him radio play from Lauren Laverne, Huw Stephens, Tom Ravenscroft and Toddla T, while his coruscating live show has graced stages in Fabric, London, at Secret Garden Party, and around the world at Air Tokyo, Razzmatazz in Barcelona, Social Club Paris and Mysteryland, Amsterdam.
After extensive touring in 2014, Gentry built a new recording studio at a farm on the Essex-Suffolk border, producing for artists including Belgian techno maven Charlotte De Witte. But dissatisfied with the direction of his own material, in 2016 he set off around South East Asia with portable recording equipment. The inspiration came flooding out, and, now signed to Amplify Recordings, his new record Projection represents a bold new path for the producer.
Further developing the dance side of Attaque’s personality, the second of four new singles, the instrumental ‘Don't Leave Me’ beckons us in with hypnotic house and stuttering bass, before erupting into a rolling breakbeat, android bass and a hypnotic gated riff.
Dominic details the track: “In Writing Don’t Leave Me I wanted to capture a interesting juxtaposition between an exciting club feel and an underlying sad emotive element. Like the post festival feeling, when you want it to carry on forever but a sadness simmers away as you know it’s coming to an end.”