PREMIERE: Dropout Marsh – Onyx (Contre Jour)

Dropout Marsh is releasing an EP on his Contre Jour label, with UK Garage and Breakbeat influences tinged with his dreamy, atmospheric touch

Dropout Marsh is back on his own Contre Jour label, announcing the release of his next EP. The man who started in music in the late 90s, composing rap instrumentals on the family computer, has built up a solid profile as a producer with rich and varied influences. Inspired by Warp, Planet Mu and Ninja Tune in the early days, his sound has evolved over the years, skilfully moving from IDM to beat music via trap and ambient.

In 2019, Dropout Marsh synthesises his experience as a producer and launched the Contre Jour label with the intention of reaffirming the links between Phonk, Wave, Juke, IDM, Bass Music and Ambient. His new EP, entitled Opal, is the 4th he has released on Contre Jour, but it is also the 12th (!) he has released solo. It reveals a new club side to the label manager, who has been experimenting with breakbeat and UK garage. True to his dreamy/atmospheric signature, Dropout Marsh nonetheless delivers 4 tracks specifically designed for the club, showing that he has more than one trick up his sleeve.

Ahead of the release, the producer and DJ from Montpellier gave us the track ‘Onyx’, which you can listen to today in our columns. With a gimmick perfectly calibrated for the summer mood, the track alternates between a hybrid of bassline and breakbeat, with impeccable results.

Pre-order Opal by Dropout Marsh on Bandcamp, out on 10 May via Contre Jour.