On deck for Prestige Music Group is another new addition to our artist roster. Ali Taher aka ALTITUDE, hailing from Dubai, UAE, makes an exceptional contribution to the Prestige catalog with ‘Wounded/Closer’. Of course, both tunes are on the deeper end of the spectrum as we tend to gravitate toward. But Altitude is no stranger to these soundscapes. With an already impressive discography, Ali thoroughly displays his prowess and production skill set on a number of reputable imprints. Altitude first came to the attention of some of the most experienced and well-revered names in Drum & Bass late in 2011. LTJ Bukem was the first to snap up “Early Days” & collab with Paul SG “Stay Strong” for his legendary Good Looking Records. A flurry of releases followed on Dutch imprint Fokuz as well as sister label Celsius and IM:LTD amongst others. Keen to stay away from being pinned to one “sound”, Altitude experiments with a range of flavors which along the way has gained him DJ and radio support from some of the scene’s biggest names as well as some impressive collaborations and remixes.
2015 saw things really begin to pick up when ‘Make Believe’ caught the attention of Exit records’ boss D-Bridge, who regularly supported the track in the clubs and on his Rinse FM Aptitude show. The track was subsequently signed to Clive Broe’s Ingredients label for the ‘Substance’ album released in May 2015 to much positive response across the scene. Meanwhile “Cotton & China” was included on Fokuz’ beautifully packaged ‘Source of Life’ LP and conversations developed further securing more forthcoming music on Ingredients, Warm Communications and now with Prestige Music. For the rest of 2015 and beyond, Mr. Taher will be one to watch with close attention.