ocean parkway, the new sublabel from brooklyn s names you can trust, continues into the deep with a future dance sureshot! prince of queens aka felipe quiroz normally lends his talented musicianship on keys and bass to the live ensembles of combo chimbita and maku soundsystem, but behind the closed doors of his bunker studio a new sector of blissfully solo, machine-made electronic rhythms are steadily bubbling to the surface. call it techno as imagined by a tropicalista, as the vintage analog tones of classic house are twisted by a kaleidoscope of influences both caribbean and chicagoan. from the wavy beachside vibes of the ep s opening number, to the deep, evolving arrangements of the scene over and the end scene, on to the jazz-chord-fueled robotic timbale rhythms of thank you friends, and finally forward to the future-tropical polyrhythmic sequencing of winter islander, it s an impressive range of style and skills on display from this talented and up and coming producer
ocean parkway, the new sublabel from brooklyn s names you can trust, launches with a deep dive! drawing inspiration from sounds as varied as tortoise and trentmÃ¸ller, lavender lagoon eschews traditional genre cliches, blending sampled drums and synth patches to paint an electronic collage inspired by the lush, organic flow of nature. the a-side presents an optimistic tryptic: a boy hunting for butterflies, dogs swimming in suburban pools, and the smell of spring rain. but flip it over to side b and a darker realm is revealed â€,”, one in which the cold physics of outerspace reign supreme, and the heavy computerized rhythms take control.