London label Of Paradise marks its inaugural release with the Incipience EP, the debut 12-inch from Melbourne based producer Shedbug. Four dusty, tough and emotionally driven house jams born out of sun drenched hardware experimentation.
Opener ‘Jungle Fantasy’ is a joyous kaleidoscope of tropical colours and escapism. Undulating drums cross paths with a sinuous synth and dreamy pads that bubble up out of the early morning ocean. A tropical embrace; where goodbye doesn’t mean a thing. ‘Swim’ heads further out into uncharted territories. Rolling drums and infectious acid that breaks through the clouds to reveal a crystalline sky that pulls the listen up before submerging them once again into deep yet life-affirming waters.
‘187 District’ is a raw, frenzied and crime riddled workout. One for the warehouse heads, one to put the lights down real low too, one that thunders along until the very end. Drum smacks ride alongside menacing tribal undertones and a ferocious bass driven underbelly. This is where the hammer comes out to play. Closing out the EP is ‘Dial A Moose’ a bittersweet journey to the heart of Shedbug. A reassuring kick drum floats over the horizon accompanied by bursts of aquatic acid and rolling electronics that smooth out into a crushingly tender pad breakdown. This one has got sparkly hearts stamped all over it.
a1. Jungle Fantasy
b1. 187 District
b2. Dial A Moose