This could have been a Mood Hut 12″, so nice to see the 1080p label sinking in their claws into music like this. With every listen it gets friendlier and friendlier, I hope it becomes more popular.
Who better to kick off the inaugural release of SOBO [Sounds Of Beaubien Ouest] than Patrick Holland, best known as Project Pablo. Affiliated with the Canadian Riviera’s 1080p troupe, as well as Seb Wildblood’s Church and Lone’s Magicwire – Holland now adds Beaubien Dream as the fourth instalment to his 12″ series. The Beaubien connection comes from Montreal’s Rue Beaubien, of which Holland is a resident. SOBO is headed up by fellow longstanding citizens of the Beaubien Ouest hood, Arbutus Records and their extended family – of which Holland is an instrumental part.
An initial teaser of the EP’s opening “Closer” was aired publicly during Holland’s BR London set back in October, as well as his NTS appearance with Lone and Gabriola earlier this year. Now, after a patient seven-month wait, we can finally wrap our mitts around it in its entirety. Alongside its two subsequent components, the track acts as a homage to Holland’s home. With its distinctive Dx7 melodies, jingly percussion provided by bells (of the cow variety amongst others) and an insatiable groove growing lazily throughout – “Closer” is instantaneous happiness.
Catch Beaubien Dream in full on 3rd June via SOBO.
via Boiler Room