Palms Trax has become one of house music’s most interesting producers. Early experiments in pad-driven Detroit workouts soon evolved into valve-heated, dust-treated slabs that show a keen knack for melodic synths and smooth, undulating drum patterns. Now very much with a sound that is all his own, the Berlin based Brit is a key part of the Dekmantel family, releasing on the label and playing all their major events after first releasing on Lobster Theremin.
As well as skill, classically honed music making skills, Palms Trax is a fascinating DJ who isn’t afraid to take risks. From goosebump-inducing house to colourful disco, funky afro to high octane techno he pulls out a wide range of records that suit the wide range of environments he plays. A famously down to earth character, he won Mixmag’s Breakthrough DJ of the Year title in 2016 and sits in the top 50 of RA’s influential online poll. For an ever broader window into his musical world, he has a regular show, Cooking With Palms Trax, on Berlin Community Radio, and continues to be in demand as a remixer, turning out fresh perspectives of tracks by the likes of Mount Kimbie on Warp. With Palms Trax, then, contemporary house music is in a fine pair of hands.