New heat from Melbourne just as they’re entering summer. The wealth of talent from Australia’s music capital is undeniable and brothers James and Peter Isaac represent a new name to keep tabs on with their Donald’s House project.
Their first creative murmurs settled on two V/A releases on the consistently great Sydney label Ken Oath, which makes Dan’s Dancing their first solo EP. Given Nick Höppner‘s credentials as label manager for Ostgut Ton, his recently-anointed Touch From A Distance seems an unusual pairing with the more anomalous approach of Australian house producers. Yet the first two releases suggest his solo venture will match his free-spirited DJ sets more than his industrial techno heritage; and just as well for Donald’s House. EP highlight ‘Dan’s Dancing’ combines early 90s house with Italo, pitting M1 solos against Phil Collins style stadium drums. This is the sound of two brothers having fun and a label manager equally ebullient.