Sluggers – Phantom Fade EP [OWSLA]
OWSLA Records is back at it folks. This week we tip our hats to the EDM juggernaut for producing yet another smashing release from the enigmatic house crew, Sluggers. Granted we know very little about the group (duo, trio, quartet?), this much is certain: the appropriately named Phantom Fade EP brings a refreshing blend of tracks that fuses classic dance music elements with contemporary EDM trends for all your listening pleasures.
Sluggers – Phantom Fade EP
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The four track EP opens with Lambo, an ambient tech house number that sounds like what you would get if you packed the Brazilian Carnival into a smoky underground warehouse rave in the early 90s.
Next up is Richie Rich, a breakbeat joint accented with some minimal, electro, and microhouse elements. It is, without a doubt, the most diverse track on the EP. Which leads us to Broke, a more upbeat electro tune packed with funkadelic bass riffs and an infectious cymbal/hi-hat combo.
The fourth and final track, Turbo Fade, leaves us begging for more. With its intense bass buildups and its haunting techno synths, Turbo Fade a tasteful bit of darkness to the equation.
And just when you thought it was over…. Phantom Fade comes equipped with three remixes of Turbo Fade from Mark Starr, Curses, and Lazerdisk respectively. It appears as if OWSLA has been in the holiday spirit these past few weeks, seeing as how they’ve graciously blessed us with several releases in a brief period of time.
From the Nest HQ:
Miami-based collective, Super Music Group‘s, latest addition, Sluggers, have just wrapped up the Phantom Fade EP for OWSLA’s Nest IV, providing an epic collection of tunes with 4 new originals and remixes from Mark Starr, Curses, and Lazerdisk. This EP is so fresh it’s like a warm towel coming out of the dryer
Skrillex, if you’re listening: please, don’t stop. No one’s complaining.