I’ve been following DallasK since pretty much the beginning of his career. Although he’s in his early 20s, he began producing in his teens. His sound was always hard-hitting and grimy Electro-House (true Electro-House, not Big Room House that many people are calling Electro-House these days). Songs like “Front/Back”, “Hyphy”, “Crush”, and his remix of Nas & Damian Marley’s “As We Enter” were always in heavy rotation for me when I really wanted to crank things up a notch. More recently, however, I’ve been a bit surprised by DallasK. His previous release “Vice” is an excellent track and very-well produced, but it’s a little softer (relatively speaking) than I’m used to. Yesterday’s release of “Alienz” (on Wolfgang Gartner’s Kindergarten Recordings), showed me that DallasK may truly be moving in a different direction, and in my opinion it’s for the worse. “Alienz” is a melodic Progressive House tune with extremely high production value, but it lacks that edge I’m looking for out of the Florida native. I actually like the intro the best, before the beat drops out. Don’t get me wrong, this has the workings of a festival anthem this summer, but it leaves me wanting a bit more. Of course, this is the same reaction I had when Wolfgang’s “Redline” first came out, but I’m a big fan now, so maybe my opinion will change. What do you think of “Alienz”?

DallasK – Alienz | Purchase at Beatport