Bristol collective, Futureboogie, step into the new year with this glowing, electro-disco EP from Lonely Boy. With a name that’s cropped up before on labels such as Miguel Migs’ Salted Music and the Inland Knights’ Drop Music, Joshua Heath’s Lonely Boy has found a suitable place in and amongst that mid-paced disco sound that Futureboogie has been pushing of late. To top things off, The Emperor Machine enters with a gnarly yet appropriate remix.
This song is so stunningly striking it had a physical affect on me, bringing butterflies to my stomach and warming my chest, and prompting me to speak out loud to a room full of no one. Amen breaks, crashing drums, soft chords and a soulful snippet of vocal, before the drop takes us to unexpectedly paced drums which are slightly offset against the piano, creating a beautifully jagged affect. The bass almost unnoticeably slides between gloriously warm to dark and cold. Perfect track.
Weatherall flips brother Noel’s latest single with the High Flying Birds into a tense, building and hypnotix fix for the death disco.
You can precisely hear his old school influences pouring out into this EP, this is jungle with a real classy vibe. The bass is slow, intensely deep and beautifully mellowing, while the drums are crisp and stunningly vibrant against the rest of the track. Understated layers of echoing percussion and floating chords give this track an ethereal elegance which balances out a piece which would otherwise be on the heavy and dark side.