Chris Daly is ready for winter.
I’m not going to waste your time or mine bemoaning the dearth of female beat producers in the game today. It’s too damn hot outside (going well into the second straight week of 90-plus weather in DC, including yesterday’s jaunt above 100 fucking degrees), and all you have to do is turn on the TV to watch what’s left of civil society burn down around us already. Sure, Hilary’s nomination gives us hope for more gender equality, but let’s be honest, she’s not promising to fund time travel to go back and kill Hitler before he was born OR give every American a free pony, so who knows what her real chances are?
Yet even with Nero fiddling in the background, Los Angelina Edrina K. Matrinez has found the will and motivation to continuously produce some of the best beats bumping today. To keep the insanity at bay, Astronautica has dropped the dreamy “You Should” on her Sound Cloud, much to the delight of those who enjoy perkily subdued dance floor jams. Floating on a wave of breezy synthesizers and distorted vocals, this is headphone music for grocery store dancing in the frozen food section. Stay cool, people. Somebody out there has to.