Adam Beyer begins the year with his first solo EP in 18 months, following on from an impressive 2021 that saw a collaboration with DJ Rush and a landmark compilation with Kevin Saunderson’s E-Dancer project to mark 250 Drumcode releases. The title track ‘Dirty Lagoon’ is masterclass of kaleidoscopic techno; both colourful and jacking, it is testament to the rich array of sounds the artist has been exploring throughout the past year. An inspiring addition to his discography ‘Code is the Code’ is a pin-sharp cut that combines powerful rhythms with peak-time melodic flourishes. In both sound and name, it’s a fitting tribute to Drumcode’s signature sound that’s thrilling and functional in equal measures. A ‘Code is the Code’ merchandise drop will accompany the release of this track, more details TBA. Completing the trio, ‘Dub Embassy’ is a beautiful tripped out record full of warm cascading dubby rhythms that begs to be played on a festival system. Beyer will be donating 100% of his income from the track ‘Dirty Lagoon’ to Coral Vita, an award-winning company that protects eco-systems by growing diverse and resilient corals that are then out-planted into damaged reefs.