1-800 GIRLS will drop his latest EP, ‘Looking Back / Because Of You’, this Friday. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Because Of You’ below.
The Hackney-based DJ and producer serves up a suite of ravey breaks and sentimental sonics on his second two-tracker of the year. The follow-up to January’s ‘90% / Gd 2 Me’ features a warming concoction of tender synths, cascading chords, and crackling percussion, as the artist gears up for a live set on 24th October at Bristol’s Dareshack. The EP is the first in a forthcoming series of releases aligned with the show, along with a subsequent date at London’s Peckham Audio on 4th November with Percolate Live.
Maintaining the sense of vulnerability and sentimentality that made his earlier releases so cathartic, 1-800 GIRLS intersperses cosmic arps with gorgeous, bittersweet melodies on A-side ‘Looking Back’, before setting his sights more firmly on the dancefloor with the ravey ‘Because Of You’. Here, a misty-eyed vocal sample gives way to terse, pneumatic grooves and a rugged breakbeat breakdown as the producer proves he’s just as proficient at making clubbers dance as cry.
Tickets to 1-800 GIRLS (LIVE) at Bristol’s Dareshack are available here.
‘Looking Back / Because Of You’ is out this Friday (27th October). Listen exclusively to ‘Because Of You’ below.