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Feature Artist: Close Counters
For Fans Of: Disclosure, Sampa The Great, Young Franco
Genre: House, neo-soul, hip-hop, disco
Following their ‘SPEAK IN TRUTH’ collaboration with renowned vocalist Allysha Joy and single ‘UP AND OUT’, Melbourne-based production duo Close Counters have just dropped their highly anticipated FLUX EP.
The focus track is dubbed ‘SOMETHING IN MY DRINK’, featuring fellow Melbournian JAYDEAN. Here, Close Counters say they wanted to: “capture the warmth and atmosphere of crate digging for funk records, mixing in waves of drum breaks, samples and live instruments”.
“Whilst the song is an uptempo groove, it touches on the very serious topic of drink spiking,” they continue. “JAYDEAN’s lyrics tell the story of the broken trust, anxieties, and the physical discomfort that occurs to someone who has had their drink spiked. For lovers of Thundercat and Kaytranada – we’re channeling that new funk sound.”
To toast the release, the duo have announced a string of headline dates (plus tour supports with electro-pop stars Confidence Man), which you can check out below.
FRI MAY 07 | FRIDAY JUICE, WOLLONGONG NSW
SUN MAY 09 | MARY’S UNDERGROUND, SYDNEY NSW
SAT MAY 15 | ALTAR, HOBART TAS
SAT MAY 22 | FELONS BARREL HALL, BRISBANE QLD
FRI MAY 28 | 170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE VIC
SAT MAY 26 | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE QLD SOLD OUT** SAT JUN 05 | FORUM, MELBOURNE VIC* SOLD OUT** FRI JUN 18 | ROUNDHOUSE, SYDNEY NSW SOLD OUT**
**Performing with Confidence Man
Those lush broken house beats and smatterings of funk bass make it feel like there’s a party in the business class lounge. It’s classy, cosmopolitan and hints of creeping adventure. The soulful vocal additions of JAYDEAN and Allysha Joy on feature singles ‘Something In My Drink’ and ‘Speak In Truth’ take those euphoric dance grooves sky high.