August 15, 2011

Sach O is trying to get all this writing done before he leaves for Sunseeker’s Ball.

The latest single from Swing & Skip has been another iPod favorite that’s been keeping me sane since I’ve been crisscrossing music festivals from here to El Segundo. Full disclosure compels me to mention that label founder and producer HGLDT is the homie (something I probably should have mentioned to my previous employer) but the accompanying stream says it all: as far as romantic, sun-kissed slices of dance music go there’s few better records for the waning days of summer. The oddly titled 2010 by Damu is hot and heavy with synth waves so narcotic you might catch a flashback rolling over drums that, well…both swing AND skip. The HGLDT produced B-side meanwhile trades in the euphoria for a melancholic garage flex and the kind of disembodied vocal samples recalling the robotic love songs of Dark Star’s early days. Throw in a club ready version by Resketch and you’ve got a release that manages to highlight three divergent moods while still cohesively exploring the emotive possibilities of electronic music. Recommended for 5AM drives and chemical hangovers.

Stream:
[SKIP002] Damu “2010” / HGLDT “Knowing You” / Resketch Remix (Exclusively on ltd 12″ – Out NOW) by Swing And Skip