When Dave Whelan and Mike Di Scala set sail on their journey as CamelPhat, it’s hard to know if they could foresee the impact that they would have on the music world. With numerous successful projects over their careers beforehand, it was time for the Liverpudlian duo to take on a new sound. Di Scala had spent 6 years as part of the group Ultrabeat, whilst also forming Rezonance Q, but in 2008 when he crossed paths with Whelan, a new project was born. CamelPhat began to release tracks a couple of years later, but their big breakthrough tracks first came around 2014/2015, with ‘The Act‘ on Spinnin’ Records, and ‘Siren Song‘ and ‘Paradigm‘ via Axtone Records. The latter of the three has just passed 4 years since its release date back on 19/01/2015, and it still sounds as fresh as when it first dropped!
After the success of ‘Breathe‘, ‘Cola‘, and ‘Panic Room‘, it is often easy to forget where the CamelPhat project started. Blending tech house vibes with a more commercial sound over their extensive catalogue, the duo have got it all going on. Back when they were releasing on Axtone Records, ‘Paradigm‘ became an early favourite amongst the Axtone crew, with the track supported widely. Featuring vocals from A*M*E, who appeared on Duke Dumont’s ‘Need U (100%)‘, the track takes a deeper house vibe, but packs plenty of energy in its hypnotic rhythm and captivating sound. The track went on to receive remixes from Axtone favourite Shapov, alongside Felon, Kloks, RavenKis, Amtrac, and CamelPhat’s own ‘Dark Dub Mix’. The track has a strong place within the CamelPhat collective, and although the duo don’t play the track as often anymore, it is certainly not one that they will forget as their success continues.
Check out CamelPhat’s blistering track ‘Paradigm‘, 4 years on from its initial release.