Release Date: September 2016
For the second release on Let’s Go Swimming the label have brought in south London's Doppelate, who delivers four beautifully balanced house jams.
‘Soaked In Honey’ opens the EP with a sampled conversation between two friends. Subterranean keys and a prominent bassline drive this poignant, and yet carefree, sunset club track. Up next ‘Bobo’s Garden’ downs the pace to give us a molten voyage away from the world and into spacey ambience.
On the flip side, ‘Ah’ opens with dissonance and harmony, orchestrating an interesting contrast between bassline and keys, which remains both intriguing and at the same time dancefloor ready. Rounding off the EP is ‘Forget About You’, Doppelate moves into a carefree summer evening atmosphere. Thick chords and a fidgety arpeggiator navigate us through the groove of this track, that suits both the build up or wind down in a club.
a1. Soaked, In Honey
a2. Bobo's Garden
b2. Forget About You
Release Date: November 2016
Let's Go Swimming return with a 3 track EP from one of their very own, William Earl. A1 'Young In The Tropic' sets the mood deep in the jungle. A thick layer of tribal drums forms the base of this track, with birds of paradise echoing above - mysterious chirps emanate from the deep. At the midway point euphoric stabs emerge to round it off in a heady, reverberant breakdown, sure to get you going on the dance floor.
The dreamy atmosphere of 'Settle Up' stamps its authority all over the B1...with a housey bassline and Will’s signature percussive richness. 'EMTN' rounds off the EP with machine driven percussion. The track simultaneously plays with the higher echoing synth stabs and a deep, cut bass line that pierces the low end. Sampled extracts from an interview explaining the experience of ecstasy interpolates through the record, it’s repetition emphasising the cycling highs of the drug itself. “The definition of ecstasy is: ‘beside yourself.’ And it is like being beside yourself. It’s like a new part of you is coming out in a pure way, just pure emotion coming out. Emotion’s madness.”
a1. Young in the Tropic
b1. Settle Up