deemster makes his debut release and beginning of a new project on Gravitas Recordings March 3rd. Previously known as RUN DMT, this new project is lovingly saturated with trip hop, jungle, turntablism, breaks, and other styles of music that inspired him early on in his career. These brand new tracks have a nostalgic and vintage feel to them, while bringing back the past and pushing the sounds of the future in a whole new way. Recording guitars, drum sounds, foley, and a vintage drum machine to capture the warmth of the late 90s/early 2000’s era of electronic production.
“This record is a love letter to the place where I live and to the kind of music that got me interested in producing in the first place. This project is also a reflection of my love for cinema, as I approach each record like a director approaches a film, where style and atmosphere dictate the creative direction rather than a specific genre. This record is a collection of vibes that have lived in my head rent-free since I was a teenager; trip hop, jungle, breaks, etc were the soundtrack to most of my life and I am thrilled to lay them out on a single project. The deemster project is where my heart is.” – deemster
‘Ebb’ opens up the EP with a beach soundscape and warm vintage feel, almost feeling like the opening soundtrack to an epic… more
released March 3, 2023
– Written, Produced, and Mixed by John D Robbins
– Guitar on “Johnny Was A Surfer” by John D Robbins
– Special Thanks to Sarah Surprenant-Robbins, Jesse Brede, Maya Nauriyal, and Alicia Joy for believing in this project and making it a grander reality than I could have ever hoped for.