This new collaboration between two of Cadenzas finest talents makes its official debut on mobilee with Black Shoes, a cut that pops, crackles, and snaps like youd never believe. Dance floor ready yet unwilling to sacrifice an explicit focus on the details, Black Shoes pulsates with bass while suggesting a kind of lightness as whispered and fragmented voices hiss and murmur in the background. The melodics, which give off the feel of being in constant flux, provide a nice contrast to the intensely regularized bass drum while simultaneously meshing with the popping percussion that guide the track along its course. Breakdowns filled with the sounds of static and 8-bit provide a nice experimental touch to this track that works equally well as a late-night romp as it does on the headphones. B-side Speech also gives off a stuttered feel but is even more blippy and fragmented than its counterpart while migrating towards a more jacking vibe. Brito and Toro compliment this fractured sound with extensive use of vocal samples—both spoken and sung—that, while incomprehensible, lock in seamlessly with the overall feel of the track. Melody here references both vintage sounds and traditional minimalism with the end result being a fusion of the two that is truly extraordinary.
Released: Nov 2009
Label: Mobilee – MOBILEE 059