Following their statement label debut on Trick with their SMML EP last year, rising duo t e s t p r e s s are now welcomed to Monki’s &Friends for 2021 with fresh EP dialupdilemma.
Hailing from the music melting pot of Aberdeen in Scotland, rising duo t e s t p r e s s have swiftly been making waves beyond their hometown over the past year. Securing a residency at Glasgow’s Sub Club ahead of the pandemic at the star of 2020, the duo’s year wrapped up on a high with their first huge label signing on Patrick Topping’s Trick imprint.
Elsewhere, they have released tastemaker approved, self-released originals over on Bandcamp that have received an incredible buzz with support from the likes of Denis Sulta, Skream, Kettama, Mark Blair, Big Miz and more.
Honing a unique sound that takes influence from a plethora of talent including Mall Grab, Octo Octa, Anz, Ross From Friends & more, t e s t p r e s s describe their music as b i g d u n t e n e r g y. With this signature sound, the pair have now racked up support on airwaves including support from Danny Howard, Annie Mac, Jaguar and Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1 as well as gracing Rinse FM for guest mixes.
Now t e s t p r e s s capture the attention of tastemaker Monki, joining the &Friends family with their dialupdilemma EP that has already received the seal of approval from the likes of ABSOLUTE, Adapter, Horse Meat Disco, Jamie Jones and more. Boasting weighty kickdrums, churning synth stabs and energetic percussion, dialupdilemma makes for a peak time roller. Meanwhile, keepcalm flows with ease, moving to ethereal realms with melodic chords and euphoric builds destined to ignite the senses.
T e s t p r e s s – dialupdilemma is out now via &Friends.