Sharif Laffrey - Pony EP


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Released 29th July 2016

Detroit enigma Sharif Laffrey makes a return to Paramida’s Berlin-based Love On The Rocks imprint with ‘Pony EP’. The two track EP marks his second release with the label (following ‘Key Jam (A.C.I.D.)’) and his third release in three years - something of a roll for Laffrey who typically allows years to pass between each outing. A-Side: ‘PONY J.A.M.’ Over 9 minutes of what sounds like nineties 4/4 Indian acid-house bass music - in the best way. Surprising vocals & a healthy 3 minute lead in. B-Side: ‘PONY ROGER’ If the pony you were riding on the A-Side was galloping through a grassy meadow - this pony heads into a dark cave. If the A-side is The Never Ending Story then the B-side is The Dark Crystal. But with Prince instead of Bowie. Sharif Laffrey has been playing records and making music for 20 long hard years. Born in Detroit, Michigan - he’s worked on the line checking camshafts for Chryslers & at Submerge for Mike Banks - at the same time. He toured Asia with Juan Atkins and once had to chase a grown man through the streets at night, who had crawled into his living room through an open window. An active member in Detroit’s early rave scene, Sharif remembers booking all foreign gigs with something he calls a fax machine.

a1. Pony J.A.M.

b1. Pony Roger