After a quiet year, Douglas is back with news of an album, Moon Observations, coming out on Atomnation later this year but before that ‘Higher’ is a track which repeats the same trick as his previous EP with twisted self-recorded vocal samples forming the basis of the hook while bass reverberates and muted disco handclaps and percussion add up to his unique sound. I recommend listening to it a couple of times in a row to let it sink in.
The track will be released along with remixes from Throwing Snow and Atomnation buddies Weavel and Mattheis on January 27th.
Utrecht-based Dutch producer David Douglas‘ debut EP Royal Horticultural Society is an impressive meld of electronic synth, funk bass, deep disco rhythms with soulful vocal samples and twinkling celestial keys. There’s a vein of analogue dance textures running through the tracks giving the tracks an extra club dimension. Douglas is also a video director (who has directed Daniel “Gotta Get Through This” Bedingfield) and has such the man has made a video for the free-download opening track ‘California Poppy’.
Watch the video and then listen to the EP after the more. A Solar Bears remix is forthcoming. That will be a good match.