Founded in 2014 by Chris Spero and Alex Jones, more commonly known under the alias Dense & Pika, Kneaded Pains is a label created to deliver and explore a "shared love of bullish and brazen techno". It's now four years later and the pair have developed the label to do just that.
With originals from the duo themselves alongside artists such as Billy Turner, Escorting Sarah and ONNO – and producers like glasgow techno heros Slam, Turbo Recordings label boss Tiga and Danny Daze providing remixes, Kneaded Pains is at the forefront of deliveries not only from mainstays in the studio but also of emerging talent.
The label's 24th release is from the up and coming Dysart, aka Matt Tanner. With production being Tanner's truest trade (although sets at Ministry of Sound and alongside Carl Cox at Burning Man prove his abilities too as a DJ), it's no surprise to hear that he's not only producing high quality, electronic music – he's also made a space for sharing his passions by breathing life back into Scrutton Street Studios in Shoreditch, London.
Crazy Delicious is a two-track thundering techno package – relentless from the get go. Title track 'Crazy Delicious' is the EP opener – coming in with a hypnotic, pounding kick before dipping into a low, dark atmospheric break and building right back up for a perfect peak time dancer. 'Tribaleee', the second offering from Dysart, is just as compelling as it's predecessor albeit with a lighter, bouncier feel. Being played out from some of the biggest names in the game including the aforementioned Carl Cox, Crazy Delicious has also seen support from Anja Schneider, Marcel Dettmann, Scuba and Skream.
Crazy Delicious is out 2nd April 2018 via Kneaded Pains and available for pre-order on BEATPORT.