Dynamic, deep and progressive, with contrasting vibes of tension and optimism, Dark Arps’ sound is a blend of broken beat and techno underpinned with dark, razor-sharp melodies, progressive hooks and tough basslines… futuristic, emotional and always danceable. He has provided support to notable artists such as Stelios Vassiloudis, Ramon Tapia, Darren Emerson, Dave Seaman, John ‘00’ Fleming, Jay Tripwire, Matthew Dear, Justin Massei, Karsten Sollors, Tyler Stadius, and Max Ulis. Previous productions and releases include EPs and singles on Woodwork Recordings, Submarine Vibes, Tribal Pulse, Nuevadark, Major League Recordings, East Van Digital and Steamtown. Now self-releasing on his own imprint: [metadata_records]

In this debut EP, Jon returns to his formative nuskool breaks influences with three groove-laden chin-strokers: ‘Broken Promise’, ‘Grow Op’ and ‘Plead’. Expect rubbery bass, percussive boom-bap, and cheeky melodic interjections as we romp through these three electro-charged funkhausers. The title track ‘Broken Promise’ hits you with the one- two chord stabs right off the bat and just doesn’t stop. ‘Grow Op’ is low-rolling with that Seinfeld slap, and ‘Plead’ takes us on a perilous journey through pretentious bassline progressions… buckle up!