Golden Sails - Glider / Suspension (Honeywax Records)

Brooklyn’s Honeywax Records unveils the latest single from Golden Sails, the project of former Eighteenth Street Lounge resident Michael Hirst. Hirst’s background as guitarist for DC psyche-rock staples (The Sounds Of) Kaleidoscope ran alongside his DJ residency and explorations into electronic music production. Soon Hirst was producing on his own as Golden Sails, combining elements of boogie, deep house, and cosmic disco to build dance floor tunes with an emphasis on the psychedelic aspect he honed with his aforementioned band.

This ‘double A-side single’ is another warm weather trip into Balearic beats, deep house, and moody techno from Golden Sails. The lead track, “Glider,” has a slow, beach-side vibe with obvious New Wave overtones and a subtle, groovy Afro-beat foundation. “Suspension” heads into liquid house territory with a deep ambient core, subby kick, and a swinging hi-hat to keep things moving. It’s pleasingly reminiscent of a mid ’90s Guidance Records vibe. This one’s for the heads that aren’t afraid to take things deep.

Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - “This is breathtaking. I love this. Amazing.”
Nick Warren - “Two great tracks … full support.”
Chris Coco (Melodica) - “Good music for the beach!”
Tensnake - “Summer is close and Balearic tunes like these could be important during the next four months.”
Sleazy McQueen - “These are lush and lovely.”
Pete Herbert - “Both tracks are brilliant.”
Q-Burns Abstract Message - “‘Suspension’ is total dream fuel. Love the vibe and the slinky spaciness.”
Ant Plate (Rhythm Plate / YSE) - “Warm and grooving, disco electronica … very nice!”
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - “Pretty spacey vibe!”
DJ Schwa (Shades of Gray) - “Wicked music! ‘Glider’ is nice.”
Makossa & Megablast - “Great cosmic vibes.”
OOFT! - “Nice vibes on ‘Suspension.’”
Erik Rug - “I’m loving the vibe in ‘Glider!’”
Leigh Morgan (Urban Torque) - “Lovely little EP … nice grooves on both tracks, good for the summer ahead.”
Will SumSuch (DeepWit / Etoka) - “What a stunning brace of tracks, just in time for the summer.”
Andy Wilson (Ibiza Sonica FM) - “Lush and lovely, perfect for summer beach sets in Ibiza.” Deadbeat Disco Radio Show - “Stunning. Both cuts are really outstanding; the atmospherics, the beats, the bass, the vibe … what else can we say? Superb.”
Russell Deeks (This Is Why We Dance) - “Cool mellow vibes … would be perfect for afternoon poolside sets n’ such.”
Milton Welch (Soul Reflector Blog) - “Some music is all about the atmosphere that it creates, and this is a perfect example. I love the cascading, icy synths synths of ‘Glider,’ but ‘Suspension’ has some serious groove and could be a brilliant dance floor opener.”

Available now from Juno Download and Beatport.