10Questions is a record label by Dam Swindle’s Lars Dales and graphic designer Bas Koopmans. The first release promises a lot for the coming series with signing the first EP with Demi Requisimo. Demi is one of the rising stars in dance music due to his energetic tracks and signature style, combining italo and electro with chopped up disco samples from around the globe.
The EP starts of with it’s namesake track. ‘Dictionary of fools’ is a great example of Demi’s knack for creating dancefloor bombs. The razor sharp bassline cuts through the track like a knife through butter but it’s the female vocal that covers the track like a warm blanket. This track will get anyone’s blood pumping and makes you wish you heard it first on a sunny festival. ‘Noisey Cricket’ ventures more into the 80’s proto-house territory with it’s distinctive drum programming and italo style bassline. The pads and vocal chops elevate the track to another level and underscore Demi’s nose for finding just the right balance between electronic sounds and samples.
The final track of the EP, ‘Atomic’ is one of those tracks that sneak up on you. Demi takes a ballsy approach and let’s you wait a full 3 minutes before the bassline comes in but lord it has never sounded sweeter. This is a party starter if you ever heard one and a beautiful example of how well Demi understands crafting a deceptively simple track with maximum impact. A master of his craft.
10Questions is a label build on the concept that the record and record sleeve are an integral part of the full experience of an EP. The artist is given a questionnaire and depending on his/her answers the artwork is made. This way the music and art co-exist in the same creative universe, that of the artist and the label alike.