Album from CHLLNGR out now

CHLLNGR released Datter

The Copenhagen-based producer returns with his latest collection of spare, dub-imprinted bass explorations.

On his upcoming Datter EP, the Denmark (by way of Sacramento) producer CHLLNGR further explores the more cerebral, haunted pockets of “bass music” further honing in on his moody dub-imprinted sound. Spare and elegant, CHLLNGR’s meticulously crafted cave dubs intertwine darker shades of R&B with progressive electronic/drone music and African rhythms.

While his debut album Haven featured his own soulful vocals, many of which were chopped and manipulated in a spectral, trance-inducing fashion, CHLLNGR takes a different approach with Datter often letting the vocal melodies ring out with clarity provide the lifeline throughout these minimal, often stark tracks. The four tracks that result find the talented producer perfecting a signature sound that stands apart from many of his peers.

Fresh off the release of his well-received debut album Haven, Datter follows shortly after his busy year producing and performing with South African artist Spoek Mathambo and Teachers. This release on Time No Place comes on the heels of his King Tubby-inspired single “Change”, which CHLLNGR reworks for a 2012 version on Datter.