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  • Writer's pictureRachael Finch

Premiere: Optmst - Umwaya [Duality Trax]

Label founder Holly Lester pools together a selection of her favourite artists from across the globe to form the first volume in the Duality Trax Visions compilation series. Bouncing from the U.S to Europe, the VA travels through a multitude of moods and genres across seven tracks - including acid tinged electro from New York, breaks infused garage from Chicago, rave-fuelled house music from Belgium and a pulsating trance-inspired club track from Estonia.

Today we bring you the first listen of 'Umwaya', a dreamy breakbeat number that beautifully rounds off the compilation from Belfast hustler Optmst.

Keen to reflect the core ethos of the label, the compilation series name serves as a nod towards her ideals of a more equalised future in electronic music - something which is fittingly demonstrated throughout this stellar lineup. 100% of compilation profits will be donated to Doctors Without Borders, who provide medical care to casualties of war in Gaza, Syria, Yemen and much more. The organisation has also worked tirelessly to provide Covid-19 related aid to countries hit the hardest throughout the pandemic and are currently lobbying for a global waiver of patents on COVID-19 technologies.


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