Fashen – So Complete EP
Enough nerdery, though, onto the EP. Put out on the Young Robots label courtesy of DJ Ayres, Skinny Friedman, Apt One, and Relative Q. If those names don’t mean anything, go do some googling. Young Robots has been putting out a smattering of disco in recent months including Solidisco (whose “Hooked” graces the sound-system of U Street Music Hall nearly every weekend these days), so it’s nice to see them continuing the trend.
So Complete is only 3 tracks, but it’s a really strong EP.
“Ecstasy,” the first track, will find a nice spot in the sets of pretty much anyone playing disco these days. It’s smooth and slickly produced, which makes it a sure shot even for DJs stuck playing Rihanna for the majority of the night.
But “Say That You Heart Me” is where Fashen really shines. The sample is beautiful, the synth solo in the middle of the track is simply to die for, and given the melody it is fully reasonable to expect DJs to play this back to back with Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.” You laugh, but just you wait.