Singularis, the talented young producer from the Netherlands, drops a funky, beat-blunted five track single named Lucid Senses for the Cold Busted label. After releasing the acclaimed Evening Hours album in February Singularis bounces back with more instrumental goodness, showing his proficiency with downtempo, trip hop, and instrumental hip hop styles. This time around he also shows off some influence from the sounds of classic G-funk and the rhythms of ‘southern’ hip-hop, but applied to the slinky and spacey Singularis approach. The tracks include “Reminiscing,” a positive and smooth cut with peaceful chords followed by 808 drums and sped up hi-hats as a flute solo turns it into a perfect tropical beach track; “Morning Tears,” a straight up jazz future banger with swinging hi-hats, beautiful chord progressions, and screaming synth leads; “Le Tour Eiffel” with its dramatic synthesizer and Spanish guitars, sounding passionate and intense at the same time like somebody reminiscing over a summer love; “Moonflower (Let’s Go),” a hype, uptempo track driven by a smooth Rhodes piano and an extremely funky warm bass; and “Someday,” with its southern hip-hop influenced beat at about 70 BPM and dreamy piano keys bringing a welcome musical cool-down. Singularis and Cold Busted once again bring a release filled with both jazzy hip-hop beats and future bass songs, creating a progressive musical palette to activate the senses.
Ohmega Watts (Ubiquity Records) - “These five tracks make your head bounce while imagining a getaway to a secluded locale or a sandy beach in the Caribbean! The EP’s on point.”
Phat Phil Cooper - “Nice package … perfect summertime music.”
Quincy Jointz - “The finest in downtempo music … I like it a lot.”
Inland Knights - “Great EP.”
Basement Freaks - “Pure dope! Perfect summertime joints here, fellas.”
Danny Massure (Spring Strut) - “Lovely downtempo, perfect for a chill day or a candlelit night.”
Stereo 77 - “Cold Busted is the rebirth of downtempo. Fantastic EP and very well produced.”
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show, UK) - “This EP has a seriously delicious groove!”
Sandro Bianchi (Ibiza Sonica Radio) - “Singularis rocks!”
Pepe Link (Insel Radio) - “Lovely tracks, perfect for balearic sunset sessions.”
Frank McWeeny (French Toast Radio Show) - “Amazing release! I always love Singularis’ tunes.”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - “Synthetic dreams and smooth beats for the night time or daylight chillin’.”
Black Alley (In Control Radio Show, Germany) - “Lovely tracks that scream ‘sunshine’ all over!”
Jamie Topham (CDPool) - “Some very nice downtempo funk here. ‘Moonflower’ is my jam.”
Available now from Beatport.