Will Clarke Curates Track of The Week: Dubesque - 'Dale'

Alexander Dias

Will Clarke Curates Track of The Week: Dubesque - 'Dale'

We're pleased to welcome Will Clarke to curate our Track of The Week. A longtime friend of Gray Area, his body of work speaks for itself. Over the last two years, the veteran DJ and producer has built his label All We Have Is Now into a powerhouse techno imprint with a clearly defined sound. Clarke told Gray Area, "I'm trying to write songs that have a bit of a meaning." He continues that mission with "Dale" by Dubesque, the first release from the extended family of All We Have is Now artists.

"I have been in touch with Dubesque for just over three years now. I discovered his music and was introduced to him from Dense & Pika's label Kneaded Pains on which we shared a compilation release together. Ever since then I always play his records in my sets and we would constantly send each other records asking for feedback or pretty much fan boying over each others music," Clarke said about the Austrian producer.

Dubesque is a decorated producer. He spent years as a touring DJ before hanging things up in 2014 to spend time with his family. He's produced under various aliases and worked behind the scenes as a ghost producer, composer, and sound designer. His music has exploded with releases on Chris Lake's Black Book, Soilardo's Sola, and Born Dirty's Way Way in recent years.

Clarke continues, "One of those records he sent me was a track called 'Dale.' To cut a long story short I started All We Have Is Now in 2020 and from the outset I always wanted to sign other artists to the label. However before I signed any artists I first wanted to work out how to actually run a label so I used my own music as a test subject. We are now two years in to All We Have Is Now and it now feels like the right time to start to building a family of artists. Dubesque told me that 'Dale' was still available so it just felt right that this was the one. So I'd like to welcome Dubesque to the All We Have Is Now family and I'd like to introduce 'Dale' as the first signed track on the label! Enjoy."

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