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At the top of 2019, Rebūke made DIRTYBIRD history with his doubly anthemic ‘Jump Ship’ EP. With 2020 in full gear, the Irish talent returns to the label with a sizzling new record titled ‘Dial Tone.’
‘Dial Tone’ rings with Rebūke’s distinctive style. Its title opener, written during quarantine, serves listeners a driving, tech-fueled cut with hollow synths, heavy bass, and tense builds. Closing things out is ‘Koto,’ inspired by a trip to Japan, fuses traditional instrumentation into a frenetic house scape.
“I’ve always loved releasing music with DIRTYBIRD; they have a real sense of family amongst the label, which is few and far between and something I really love. After the success of ‘Jump Ship / The Pipe,’ I felt it was only natural we follow up with another EP! ‘Koto’ was inspired by a recent trip to Tokyo. The lead instrument in the track is modelled around the traditional Japanese instrument ‘Koto’ hence the name, and I wanted to give it this feel. ‘Dial Tone’ was written in isolation as a last minute addition to the EP. I’ve been putting up clips for fans to check out whilst in lockdown to see what they are into – and this one got an amazing reaction, so I decided to send it to Claude and luckily he was feeling it as well! The name derives from the lead synth reminding me of the dial up internet sound from back in the day!” – Rebūke
Rebūke has charted a swift ascension in house and techno ranks in a short time. Having already garnered early career support from A-listers like Huxley, Mark Knight, and Camelphat, his stardom was secured when Jamie Jones signed his megahit ‘Along Came Polly’ to Hot Creations. Up next came the aforementioned DIRTYBIRD hit ‘Jump Ship,’ which enjoyed two weeks at the top of Radio 1 charts. He’s continued to garner millions of streams on his work since then, translating his success into a busy international touring schedule and a highly successful residency, Outhouse.