A few weeks ago, Disclosure tipped one of the frequently played tracks in their DJ sets, and not much of a surprise, the track is instantly addicting. “So Fine” is a funky, synth heavy track by Montreal-based producer, Pomo. It has sort of a jagged disco feel to it, not dissimilar from some of label mate Kaytranada’s more recent music, and takes you on a trip through a retro soundscape built out of fat poly chords, glimmering arpeggios and a weighty synth bass that staggers along with the beat. The dreamy synth pop vocals add a nice melody over top and help give the track a nice pop sheen. You can grab the track for free in the comments section, and if you head over to the HW&W Recordings Facebook, you can delight in a number of free tracks from the likes of Pomo, Kaytranada, Ganz, and Sweater Beats.
There are very few people we love more than the DFA crew, and especially Nancy Whang. Her vocals are the companion to so many timeless tracks—not to mention she’s fun, spunky awesome (and any other adjectives I can throw out there). Needless to say a video accompaniment to Shit Robot’s “Do That Dance” is the perfect thing to get Friday feeling right and to get us excited for Shit Robot’s upcoming sophomore LP due out March 18th. The track is classic DFA disco, brimming with fractured funk and groove galore, and the video features Whang busting a move over footage of old soccer games. What’s not to like?
This week we’re back with a roundup of where to catch the hottest tunes and when. We’re also extending our eye into the week because you need good music all the time. Come out and get friendly!
Steve Mensink is one of our favorite up and coming producers. His work as Felix Lenferink has had us spun for a while, and his house music alias, Frits Wentink, has been crushing releases left and right—most recently, his Goose/Geese/Geeses release for WOLF Music. The record starts off with “Goose,” a track somewhat reminiscent of his remix of Marshall Jefferson’s “Mushrooms.” It’s a deep house groover with a techy low end and a playful, cloud-like synth on top. The next track “Geese,” treads in the same sonic sphere, working a muscular bassline under a series of filtered synths and light vocal sprinkling on top. “Geeses” closes the record on a dreamier note, using an arpeggiated acid bass over a tight analog groove and mellow pads. The release also comes with a remix of “Geeses” by WOLF affiliate, Ishmael, who chills the track out a bit into a nice low key house mix that builds into a psychedelic climax of arpeggios, stabs, and reverb-y atmospherics. You can hear the EP below and grab it on vinyl later this month:
It’s been a minute since we last featured London-based techno producer Joe Ashworth, and since then he’s released a series of killer EPs, a collaboration with Citizen, and a killer remix of Ghostpoet’s “Meltdown.” Last week he caught our ear again with a twist on a classic Nina Simone track “See Line Woman.” The track is fairly scarce, accompanying Simone’s voice with a relentless drum groove and deep sub bass twists, until it fades into a light melodic outro, filtering the vocals in and out over a soft piano progression. It has deep primal groove to it that makes it hard not to shake to. For now, it’s just up for stream, but hopefully it will see release of some sort soon. Check it out below: